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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 11. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6032.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6032

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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 soon be published as a companion volume to the Criticism of the Program. The conscientious study of these historic documents of the true defenders of Leninism, in comparison with the official ma' terial, shot through as it is with revisionist errors, falsifications and contradictions, will go a long way toward the enlightenment of the American Communists on the outstanding problems of the International Communist movement. The formation of "Farmer-Labor" Parties—that source of such exaggerated hopes and unbounded mistakes in the American Party—is reviewed at length in this volume. The underlying falsity of the whole idea of a "two-class" party is analyzed from the theoretical standpoint of Marxism and the history of the Russian revolutionary movement, and is condemned in principle—for the West as well as for the East. Trotsky's comment on the "Third Party Alliance" with LaFollette, the fight against which was led by him will be especially interesting to American Communists. All of which is a timely reminder of the heavy debt our Party owes to Trotsky. His part in saving it from the disgrace and the direct threat to its existence contained in the proposal to support LaFollette is not the only exceptional service he has rendered to it. It was his initiative which brought the assistance of the Communist International in 1922 to the task of liberating the Communist Party of America from the straight'jacket of illegality in which it had bound itself. And now it is he, above all others, who is showing the Party, and the whole Comintern, the way back to Leninism on the great world problems of the present period. The publication of this masterpiece of Bolshevik literature, written by the foremost living leader of World Communism at the height of his powers, is a revolutionary event of great importance for the American movement. The profound influence it IX