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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 99. 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/5127.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 99. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5127

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Title The foundations of Leninism
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  • Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Publisher International Publishers
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  • New York, New York
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 125 pages; 18 cm
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript STRATEGY AND TACTICS 95 least small successes (one may even say hourly, when it is a question of one city), thus maintaining under all circumstances a 'moral superiority.'" (Collected Works, Vol. XXI, Book II, pp. 97-98.) Second: the selection of the moment for striking the decisive blowT, the moment for initiating the insurrection so timed as to coincide wTith the moment when the crisis has attained its highest pitch, when the preparedness of the vanguard to fight it out to the end, the preparedness of the reserves to support the vanguard and when the maximum consternation in the ranks of the enemy are evident. "The decisive battle," says Lenin, may be deemed to be fully matured when "all the class forces hostile to us have become sufficiently confused, are sufficiently at loggerheads with each other, have sufficiently weakened themselves in a struggle beyond their capacities"; when "all the vacillating, wavering, unstable, intermediate elements—the petty bourgeoisie and the petty-bourgeois democracy as distinct from the bourgeoisie—have sufficiently exposed themselves before the people and have sufficiently disgraced themselves through their practical bankruptcy"; when "among the proletariat a mass mood in favour of supporting the most determined, unreservedly bold, revolutionary action against the bourgeoisie has arisen and begins to grow powerfully. Then, indeed, revolution is ripe; then, indeed, if we have correctly gauged all the conditions outlined above and if we have correctly chosen the moment, our victory is assured." ("Left-Wing" Communism, p. 74.) The manner in which the October insurrection was carried out may be taken as a model of such strategy. Failure to observe this condition leads to a dangerous error called "loss of tempo," as when the Party lags behind the course of the movement or runs far ahead of it, courting the danger of failure. An example of this "loss of tempo," of the inopportune choice of the moment of insurrection,