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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 7. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6028.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 7. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6028

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Title The draft program of the Communist International
Alternative Title The draft program of the Communist International: a criticism of fundamentals
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974
Publisher "The Militant"
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1929
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Communist International
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • China
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 139 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location HX11.I5T73
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304416~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript INTRODUCTION The Communist International, which was or' ganized in 1919, first adopted its program at the Sixth World Congress held in July August 1928, after having previously considered drafts at the Fourth Congress in 1922 and at the Fifth Congress in 1925. The document published here is a commentary by L. D. Trotsky on the draft program drawn up by Bucharin and Stalin before the Sixth Congress and which was sub' sequently adopted without any important changes. The criticism of Trotsky, written before thq Sixth Congress and directed at the Bucharin-Stalin pro- ject, thus applies now to the formally adopted program of the Comintern on all essential ques' tions, and his challenge to many of its formulations and conclusions acquires thereby all the greater seriousness. The question of the program of the Communist International, and the criticism brought against it by one of the foremost leaders of the Russian Revolution and the International Communist move' ment, confronts the Communist proletariat now as a theoretical and political question of the greatest magnitude with which all practical issues ot strategy and tactics are connected. Communist theories are not abstractions but the guiding line for action. False tactics in the strug' gle proceed from false programmatic formula' tions. This axiom of Marxism has been given a fresh and tragic proof, as Trotsky points out, in the enormous blunders committed in recent years since the death of Lenin. Programmatic questions are questions of life and death for the International proletarian revolution. Trotsky's Criticism of the Draft Program comes