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Adler, Friedrich. The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 32. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5987/show/5982.

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Adler, Friedrich. (1937). The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 32. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5987/show/5982

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Title The witchcraft trial in Moscow
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  • Adler, Friedrich
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Date 1937
Description In regard to the trial of Zinoviev, Kamenev and others in August, 1936.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Trials
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Zinovyev, Grigory Y.
  • Kamenev, Lev B.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 32 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK267.P25 1937
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304411~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript In my speech before the Special Tribunal I clearly pointed out the danger which individual terror may produce for the Labor Movement, but in opposition to the axiom of its complete rejection I always held firmly to the belief that questions of individual terror must be decided under a dual aspect: whether they correspond to a natural consciousness of justice on the part of the people and whether under the given circumstances they are a suitable method in the proletarian struggle for emancipation. VIOLENCE IN SOVIET RUSSIA REJECTED On that occasion I said that the "holding of such trials"—namely— trials from which the foundations of justice are absent—justifies "every act of violence against the rulers." I am still of the same opinion today. But much as I understand that everyone whose capacity to react against injustice is not entirely blunted, must be filled with the deepest indignation at the judicial murders in the Soviet Union, I wish to say with equal clearness that 7 do not regard individual terror in the Soviet Union as a suitable method. And this out of a far more general consideration. In my personal view individual terror—even though it may only be suitable in rare and exceptional cases—is an expedient in the revolutionary struggle. But I decidedly reject all forms of revolutionary struggle against the regime in the Soviet Union, and not only individual forms, but also mass struggles. Four years ago, when the prospects of an economic success for the Stalin experiment were much more unfavorable, I emphatically took the view that the Russian Social- Democratic Party "must accept the great sacrifice of openly confessing to a policy of toleration towards the Bolshevik rule. For the decisively important reason for any policy of toleration, that only something worse can follow, is unfortunately present in Soviet Russia today. . . . The policy of the Russian Social-Democratic Party today cannot be directed against the Bolshevik system of government as such; during this period it is compelled to adopt far more modest aims, it must adapt itself to safeguarding the vital interests of the workers within the prevailing system* And today—four years later—now that the Stalin experiment has succeeded in extensive spheres—even though I am not one of the most enthusiastic optimists who announce that all the economic dangers have already been successfully negotiated, and even though I by no means overlook the shadows of economic injustices and difficulties alongside the brilliant economic achievements—it appears to me more and more necessary for the Russian Social-Democratic Party to continue along •Friedrich Adler: "Das Stalin'sche Experiment und der Sorialismus," Vienna, 1932 (also published in the Kampf, January, 1932). 30