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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 77. 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/5105.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 77. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5105

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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
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript THE PEASANT QUESTION 73 duction, the power of state in the hands of the proletariat, the alliance of this proletariat with the many millions of small and very small peasants, the assured leadership of the peasantry by the proletariat, etc.—is not this all that is necessary in order to build complete socialist society from the co-operatives, from the co-operatives alone, which we formerly treated as huckstering and which from a certain aspect we have the right to treat as such now, during N.E.P.? Is this not all that is necessary for the purpose of building a complete socialist society? This is not yet the building of socialist society, but it is all that is necessary and sufficient for this building." (Collected Works, Vol. XXVII, p. 392, Russian edition.) Further on, in speaking of the necessity of lending financial and other support to the co-operatives as a "new principle of organisation of the people" and a new "social system" under the dictatorship of the proletariat, Lenin continues: "Every social system comes into being only with the financial support of a definite class. There is no need to recall the hundreds upon hundreds of millions of rubles that the birth of 'free' capitalism cost. Now we must realise that at the present time the social system to which we must give more than the usual support is the co-operative system and we must act accordingly. But this must be support in the real sense of the word, i.e., it is not sufficient to interpret this support as meaning support for any kind of co-operative trade—this support must be taken to mean support for co-operative trade in which really large masses of the population really participate." (Ibid.) What do these things prove? That the sceptics are wrong. That Leninism is right in regarding the masses of toiling peasants as the reserve of the proletariat. That the proletariat in power can and must use this re-