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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 64. 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/5092.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 64. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5092

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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 60 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM during the proletarian revolution, when the question of the dictatorship of the proletariat, of how to win and maintain it, led to the question of allies for the proletariat in the impending proletarian revolution. Naturally, anybody marching towards and preparing to seize power cannot but be interested in the question as to who his real allies are. In this sense the peasant question is part of the general question of the dictatorship of the proletariat and, as such, is one of the most vital questions of Leninism. The indifference and positive dislike displayed by the parties of the Second International towards the peasant question is not only to be explained by the special circumstances attending developments in the West. It is to be explained primarily by the fact that these parties do not believe in the dictatorship of the proletariat, that they fear revolution and do not intend to lead the proletariat to power. Those who are afraid of revolution, who do not want to lead the proletariat to power, cannot be interested in the question of the allies of the proletariat in the revolution— for them the question of allies is irrelevant, is not an urgent one. The heroes of the Second International regard a sarcastic attitude toward the peasant question as a mark of good breeding, a token of "true" Marxism. As a matter of fact, there is not a grain of Marxism in this, for indifference towards an important question like the peasant question on the eve of the proletarian revolution is merely the reverse side of the rejection of the dictatorship of the proletariat— an infallible sign of the direct betrayal of Marxism. The question is as follows: have the revolutionary possibilities inherent among the peasantry already been exhausted, as a consequence of certain conditions of its existence, or not? If they have not been exhausted, is there any hope, any basis for utilising these possibilities for the proletarian revolution, for transforming the peasantry, the exploited majority of the peasantry, from a reserve of the