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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 59. 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/5087.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 59. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5087

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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
Type (DCMI)
  • 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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT 55 bourgeois state machine and the displacement of bourgeois democracy by proletarian democracy. That is clear. But what organisations are to be employed in order to carry out this colossal work? There can hardly be any doubt that the old forms of proletarian organisation which grew up with bourgeois parliamentarism as their base are not equal to this task. What are the new forms of proletarian organisation that can serve as the grave-digger of the bourgeois state machine, that are capable not only of breaking this machine, not only of replacing bourgeois democracy by proletarian democracy, but also of serving as the foundation of the state power of the proletariat? This new form of organisation of the proletariat is the Soviets. In what lies the strength of the Soviets as compared with the old forms of organisation? In that the Soviets are the most all-embracing mass organisations of the proletariat, for they and they alone embrace all workers without exception. In that the Soviets are the only mass organisations that take in all the oppressed and exploited workers and peasants, soldiers and sailors, and for this reason the political leadership of the mass struggle by the vanguard, by the proletariat, can be most easily and most completely exercised through them. In that the Soviets are the most powerful organs of the revolutionary mass struggle, of mass political demonstrations and of mass uprising; they are organs capable of breaking the omnipotence of finance capital and its political accessories. In that the Soviets are the direct organisations of the masses themselves, i.e., they are the most democratic, and therefore the most authoritative organisations of the masses, that provide them with the maximum facilities for participating in the building up of the new state and its