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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 9. 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/6030.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 9. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6030

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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 The criticism deals with the role of American Imperialism and with the prospect of new revolu- tionary situations arising from its hegemony and growing aggression. The section on the Chinese revolution and its lessons, which occupies a large part of the pamphlet, elucidates the problems of the Chinese revolution and enables the American reader, for the first time, to glimpse the actualities of this world historical event. The theses, articles and speeches of Trotsky and the other leaders of the Russian Opposition on the problems and tasks of the Chinese Revolution, which estimated the whole course of events with the most remarkable precision, were suppressed and concealed from the Parties of the entire International. This unbelievable and absolutely unprecedented procedure becomes all the more monstrous in the light of the subsequent developments which wholly confirmed the correctness of the position of Trotsky and his colleagues and revealed the Menshevist tactics of Stalin and Bucharin as the source of the cruel defeats of the Chinese proletariat. Trotsky's Criticism of the Program draws the lessons of the period of the Chinese revolution which culminated with the Canton uprising, lays bare the errors of the leadership with all their tragic consequences, and the incalculable menace for the future contained in the attempt to conceal or justify these errors in the adopted program. In the Chinese revolution in 1926-27 the Opposition led by Trotsky proposed the slogan of Soviets uniting the workers and the peasants, under the leadership of the former against the bourgeoisie. They wanted to warn the workers and peasants not to trust the leaders of the Kuo Min Tang of the Left Kuo Min Tang. They wanted the workers and the vanguard of the peasants to arm themselves. They wanted complete independence for the Communist Party and in general a vu