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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 53. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5081.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 53. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5081

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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)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • 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
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT 49 tory of socialism, but also in order to enable the proletariat, first, to educate itself and become steeled into a force capable of governing the country; secondly, to re-educate and remould the petty-bourgeois strata along such lines as will assure the organisation of socialist production. Marx said to the workers: "You will have to go through fifteen, twenty, fifty years of civil wars and conflicts of peoples, not only to change the conditions, but in order to change yourselves and to make yourselves capable of wielding political power." Developing Marx's thought still further, Lenin goes on to say: Under the dictatorship of the proletariat we will have to re-educate "millions of peasants and petty proprietors, hundreds of thousands of employes, officials and bourgeois intellectuals"; to subordinate "all these to the proletarian state and to proletarian leadership"; to overcome "their bourgeois habits and traditions . . ." just as much as it will be necessary ". . . to re-educate in a protracted struggle, on the basis of the dictatorship of the proletariat, the proletarians themselves, who do not abandon their petty-bourgeois prejudices at one stroke, by a miracle, at the behest of the Virgin Mary, at the behest of a slogan, resolution or decree, but only in the course of a long and difficult mass struggle against mass petty-bourgeois influences." ("Left-Wing" Communism, pp. 92-93.) (2) The Dictatorship of the Proletariat as the Domination of the Proletariat over the Bourgeosie From the foregoing, it is quite obvious that the dictatorship of the proletariat is not a mere change of personalities in the government, a change of "cabinet," etc., leaving inviolate the old order of things economically as well as politically. The Mensheviks and opportunists of all countries, who fear dictatorship like the plague, and who, in their trepi-