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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 122. 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/5150.

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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (1932). The foundations of Leninism - Image 122. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5150

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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
Genre (AAT)
  • 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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Note Translation of O Lenine i leninizme.
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Transcript 118 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM But it is impossible to accomplish all this without a Party, which is strong by reason of its cohesion and discipline. "The dictatorship of the proletariat," says Lenin, "is a persistent struggle—sanguinary and bloodless, violent and peaceful, military and economic, educational and administrative—against the forces and traditions of the old society. The force of habit of millions and of tens of millions is a terrible force. Without an iron party steeled in the struggle, without a party enjoying the confidence of all who arc honest in the given class, without a party capable of keeping track of and influencing the mood of the masses, it is impossible to conduct such a struggle successfully." ("Left- Wing" Communism, pp. 28-29.) The proletariat needs the Party for the purpose of achieving and maintaining the dictatorship. The Party is the instrument of the dictatorship of the proletariat. From this it follows that when classes disappear and the dictatorship of the proletariat dies out, the Party will also die out. (5) The Party as the Expression of Unity of Will, Which Is Incompatible with the Existence of Factions The achievement and maintenance of the dictatorship of the proletariat are impossible without a party strong in its cohesion and iron discipline. But iron discipline in the Party is impossible without unity of will and without absolute and complete unity of action on the part of all members of the Party. This does not mean of course that the possibility of a conflict of opinion within the Party is thus excluded. On the contrary, iron discipline does not preclude but presupposes criticism and conflicts of opinion within the Partv. Least of all does it mean that this disci- pline must be "blind" discipline. On the contrary, iron discipline does not preclude but presupposes conscious and