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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 68. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5096.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 68. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5096

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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 64 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM whereas in so highly developed a country as the United States no more than 33 per cent of all the workers were employed in similar enterprises. It hardly requires proof that this circumstance alone, together with the existence of a revolutionary party like that of the Bolsheviks, transformed the working class of Russia into the most potent force in the political life of the country. (b) The monstrous forms of exploitation in these enterprises, coupled with the intolerable police regime of the tsarist hirelings, which transformed every serious strike into an imposing political action, steeled the working class until it became a force that wras revolutionary to the core. (c) The political flabbiness of the Russian bourgeoisie which, after the Revolution of 1905, took the form of servility to tsarism and downright counter-revolutionary activity, which is to be explained not only by the revolutionary spirit of the Russian proletariat which had repelled the Russian bourgeoisie into the arms of tsarism, but also by the direct dependence of this bourgeoisie upon government contracts. (d) The survival in the countryside of the most outrageous and most unbearable remnants of serfdom with the concomitant complete sway of the landlord—circumstances which threw the peasantry into the arms of the revolution. (e) Tsarism, stifling every sign of life, and by its tyranny increasing the burden of the yoke of the capitalist and landlord—this circumstance united the struggle of the workers and of the peasants into a single torrent of revolution. (f) The imperialist war, which fused all these contradictions in the political life of Russia into one profound revolutionary crisis and which gave a tremendous impetus to the revolution. Where should the peasantry have turned under these circumstances ; where should it have sought support against the all-powerful landlords, against the tyranny of the tsar,