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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 52. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5080.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 52. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5080

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Title The foundations of Leninism
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Publisher International Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 125 pages; 18 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L4S793F71
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304488~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript 48 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM art of war (this is very important), etc., etc." (The Proletarian Revolution and Renegade Kautsky.) Thirdly, "In the force of habit, in the strength of small- scale production. For unfortunately, very, very much of small-scale production still remains in the world, and small- scale production gives birth to capitalism and the bourgeoisie continuously, dail}7, hourly, spontaneously, and on a mass scale. . . ." For "the abolition of classes not only means driving out the landlords and capitalists—that we accomplished with comparative ease—it means also getting rid of the small commodity producers, and they cannot be driven out or crushed; we must live in harmony with them; they can (and must) be remoulded and re-educated, but this can be done only by very prolonged, slow, cautious organisational work." ("Left-Wing" Communism, pp. 9, 28.) That is why Lenin declares: "The dictatorship of the proletariat is the most determined and most ruthless war waged by the new class against the more powerful enemy, against the bourgeoisie, whose resistance is increased tenfold by its overthrow7," that "the dictatorship of the proletariat is a persistent struggle—sanguinary and bloodless, violent and peaceful, military and economic, educational and administrative—against the forces and traditions of the old society." (Ibid.) It need hardly be emphasised that there is not the slightest possibility of accomplishing these tasks in a short period of time, within a few years. We must, therefore, regard the dictatorship of the proletariat, the transition from capitalism to communism, not as a fleeting period replete with "super-revolutionary" deeds and decrees, but as an entire historical epoch full of civil wars and external conflicts, of persistent organisational work and economic construction, of attacks and retreats, of victories and defeats. This historical epoch is necessary not only in order to create the economic and cultural prerequisites for the complete vie-