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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 120. 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/5148.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 120. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5148

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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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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript 116 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM nearer to the Party of the proletariat in their work and voluntarily accept its political guidance. That is why Lenin says that "the Party is the highest form of class association of proletarians" whose political leadership ought to extend to every other form of organisation of the proletariat. ("Left-Wing" Communism, Chap. VI.) That is why the opportunist theory of the "independence" and "neutrality" of the non-Party organisations, which theory is the progenitor of independent parliamentarians and publicists who are isolated from the Party, and of narrow-minded trade unionists and co-operative society officials who have become petty-bourgeois, is wholly incompatible with the theory and practice of Leninism. (4) The Party as the Weapon of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat The Party is the highest form of organisation of the proletariat. The Party is the fundamental leading element within the class of the proletariat and within the organisation of that class. But it does not follow by any means that the Party can be regarded as an end in itself, as a self- sufficing force. The Party is not only the highest form of class association of the proletarians; it is at the same time a weapon in the hands of the proletariat for the achievement of the dictatorship where that has not yet been achieved; for the consolidation and extension of the dictatorship where it has already been achieved. The Party would not. rank so high in importance and it could not overshadow all other forms of organisation of the proletariat if the latter were not face to face with the question of power, if the conditions of imperialism, the inevitability of wars and the presence of a crisis did not demand the concentration of all the forces of the proletariat on one point and the gathering together of all the threads of the revolutionary