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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 60. 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/5088.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 60. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5088

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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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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript 56 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM administration; they develop to their fullest extent the revolutionary energy, the initiative and the creative faculties of the masses in the struggle for the destruction of the old system, in the struggle for the new proletarian system. The Soviet power is the unification and the crystallisation of the local Soviets into one general state organisation, into a state organisation of the proletariat which is both the vanguard of the oppressed and exploited masses and the ruling class—it is their unification into the republic of Soviets. The essence of the Soviet power is the fact that the most pronounced mass and revolutionary organisations of precisely those classes that were oppressed by the capitalists and landlords now constitute the "permanent and sole foundation of all state power, of the entire state apparatus"; that "precisely those masses which in the most democratic bourgeois republics" enjoy equal rights according to the letter of the law, but "in fact, by a thousand tricks and machinations were prevented from participating in political life and from exercising their democratic rights and liberties, are now constantly, imperatively drawn into participation, and, moreover, into decisive participation in the democratic administration of the state." (Collected Works, Vol. XXIV, p. 13, Russian edition.) For this reason the Soviet power is a new form of state organisation different in principle from the old bourgeois- democratic and parliamentary form—a new type of state adapted, not to the task of exploiting and oppressing the toiling masses, but to the task of completely emancipating them from all oppression and exploitation and to the tasks facing the dictatorship of the proletariat. Lenin rightly says that with the appearance of the Soviet power "the epoch of bourgeois-democratic parliamentarism has come to an end and a new chapter in world history has commenced: the epoch of proletarian dictatorship."