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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 70. 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/5098.

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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
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  • 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 66 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM months can easily be compared with decades of constitutional development along the usual lines, for they denote eight months of revolution. The characteristic feature of this period was the further revolutionisation of the peasantry, their disillusionment with the Socialist-Revolutionaries, the desertion of the peasantry from the Socialist- Revolutionaries, the new turn of the peasantry towards rallying directly to the proletariat as the only force which remains revolutionary to the end and which is capable of leading the country towards peace. The history of this period is the history of the struggle between the Socialist- Revolutionaries (petty-bourgeois democracy) and the Bolsheviks (proletarian democracy) for the peasantry—for winning the majority of the peasantry. The outcome of this struggle was decided by the coalition period, the Kerensky period—the refusal of the Socialist-Revolutionaries and the Mcnsheviks to confiscate the land of the landlords, the fight of the Socialist-Revolutionaries and the Mensheviks to continue the war, the June offensive at the front, the introduction of the death penalty for soldiers, the Kornilov mutiny. In the preceding period, the fundamental question of revolution had been the overthrow of the tsar and the landlords. Now, during the post-February period of the revolution, when there was no longer any tsar, and when the interminable war spelt ruin for the economic forces of the country and brought the peasantry to the brink of destitution, the liquidation of the war became the fundamental question of the revolution. The centre of gravity shifted visibly from questions purely internal in character to the fundamental question: the war. "Stop the war," "Let's get out of this war," were the cries heard everywhere throughout the war- weary land, and among the peasants more than elsewhere. But in order to get out of the war it was necessary to overthrow the Provisional Government, it was necessarv to