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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 106. 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/5134.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 106. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5134

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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)
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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
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 102 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM urgent problems so that the conditions necessary for building the foundations of socialist economy could be created. "It is not enough to be a revolutionary and an adherent of socialism or of communism in general," says Lenin. "What is needed is the ability to find at any moment that particular link in the chain which must be grasped with all one's might in order to gain control of the whole chain and prepare thoroughly for the passing on to the next link. ... At the present time . . . this link is the revival of internal trade under correct state regulation (guidance). Commerce is the 'link' in the historical chain of events, in the transitional forms of our socialist construction which we must grasp with all our might." (Collected Works, Vol. XXVII, p. 82, Russian edition.) These are the main conditions which assure correct tactical leadership. (6) Reformism and Revolution What is the difference between revolutionary tactics and reformist tactics? Some are of the opinion that Leninism is opposed to reforms, opposed to compromises and to agreements in general. That is absolutely untrue. Bolsheviks know as well as anybody else that in a certain sense "every little helps," that under certain conditions reforms, in general, and compromises and agreements, in particular, are necessary and useful. "To carry on a wTar for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie," says Lenin, "which is a hundred times more difficult, prolonged and complicated than the most stubborn of ordinary wars between states; and to refuse beforehand to manoeuvre, to utilise the conflict of interests (even though temporary) among one's enemies; to refuse to temporise and compromise with possible (even though transient, unstable, vacillating and conditional) allies—is not this ridicu-