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Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924. The collapse of the Second International - Image 30. 1920?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/609/show/562.

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Title The collapse of the Second International
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924
Contributor (Local)
  • Sirnis, Alexander, translator
Publisher The Socialist Labour Press
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Glasgow
Date 1920?
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
  • World War, 1914-1918
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • International Socialist Congress
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 72 pages: portrait; 20 cm.
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Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8320090~S11
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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Transcript 28 How does he deduce a justification of Socialist jingoism from this " theory '^? It is done in the following manner, a strange one for a M theoretician " :—Social-Democrats of the Left wing in Germany say that imperialism and the wars produced by it are not an accident but a necessary product of capitalism which has led to the domination of finance capital. Therefore, transition to a revolutionary struggle on the part of the masses is needed, for we have come to the end of the comparatively peaceful period. Social-Democrats of the " Right Wing : declare, crudely, that since imperialism is necessary we must be imperialists, too. Kautsky, who sides with the "Centre," tries to act as conciliator. "The extreme Left," Kautsky says in his pamphlet, "The National State, the Imperialist State, and a Union of States " (Nuremberg, 1915), " wants to oppose Socialism to inevitable imperialism—that is to .say, not merely the propaganda of Socialism which we have opposed to capitalist domination in every form in the course of half a century, but an immediate realisation of Socialism. This appears to be a radical step, but capable of driving into the camp of imperialism all who do not beheve in an immediate practical realisation of Socialism " (p. 17. The italics are ours.) When speaking of the immediate realisation of Socialism, Kautsky resorts to exaggeration, for he knows that in Germany, especially under military censorship, one cannot speak of revolutionary action. He knows well that those of the Left wing desire the party to do propaganda work forthwith and to prepare for revolutionary action, and not for "the immediate practical realisation of Socialism." Those of the Left wing deduce the necessity of revolutionary action from the inevitableness of imperialism. " The theory of ultra-imperialism serves Kautsky to whitewash the opportunists, to put the whole thing in such a light as if the latter had not gone over to the side of the bourgeoisie, but had merely " no faith " in the immediate realisation of Socialism, or in the expectation that " there may ensue "a newT era of disarmament and of a lasting peace. The *' theory *r merely amounts to this, that by the expectation of a new peaceful era of capitalism Kautsky justifies the opportunists and the official S.D. parties which hav. joined the bourgeoisie and have repudiated revolutionary i.e., proletarian tactics during the present stormy period, in spite of the solemn declarations contained in the