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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 98. 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/5126.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 98. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5126

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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 94 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM It means complying with several necessary conditions of which the following must be regarded as the principal ones: First: the concentration of the main forces of the revolution at the decisive moment at the most vulnerable point of the enemy, when the revolution has already become ripe, when the offensive is in full swing, when insurrection knocks at the door and when the moving up of reserves to the front line is the decisive condition of success. The strategy of the Party, during the period April to October 1917, well illustrates this manner of utilising reserves. At that time the most vulnerable point of the enemy was undoubtedly the war. It was undoubtedly on this very question, a fundamental one, that the Party rallied the broadest masses of the population around the proletarian vanguard. The strategy of the Party during that period was, while training the vanguard in street action by means of demonstrations, etc., to bring up the reserves to the vanguard by means of the Soviets in the rear and the soldiers' committees at the front. The outcome of the revolution has shown that proper use was made of the reserves. This is what Lenin, paraphrasing the well-known theses of Marx and Engels on insurrection, says about this condition of the strategic utilisation of the forces of the revolution: "Never play at uprising, but once it is begun, remember firmly that you have to go to the very end. ... It is necessary to gather a great preponderance of forces in a decisive place at a decisive moment, else the enemy, being in a position of better preparation and organisation, will annihilate the insurgents. . . . Once the uprising has begun, one must act with the greatest decisiveness, one must take the offensive, absolutely, and under all circumstances. 'Defence is the death of an armed uprising.' One must strive to take the enemy by surprise, to take advantage of a moment when his troops are scattered. . . . One must try daily for at