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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 12. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6033.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 12. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6033

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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 has already exerted on circles of our Party who have read it in manuscript is an indication of the stimulus to revolutionary thought its publication will create in broader ranks. It is a document of conflict written in the fires of the struggle to pre serve the fundamental teachings of Marx and Lenin and maintain the proletarian dictatorship of the Soviet Union. The history of this work, which is destined to become a classic of Marxist-Leninist literature, shows up the present internal situation in the Com' munist Party of the Soviet Union and in the Com' munist International. Suppression, official say-so and administrative command have been substituted for the free revolutionary thought and discussion of Lenin's time to such an extent that the present leadership attempted to dispose of this contribution of the co-worker of Lenin by the simple ex- pedient of suppressing it. Trotsky's Criticism of the Draft Program was sent to the Sixth Congress of the Communist In- ternational, but was never distributed to the delegates and was not discussed at the Congress. The sole attention accorded it was its distribution to members of the Program Commission and a report on the document to the Senioren-Konvent, a se' lected group of Congress delegates, which imme- diately "settled" the issue without discussion. A rigid control on the document was established forthwith and the few copies which had been distributed were recalled by the Secretariat. Its "illegal" publication now in America and its simultaneous publication in the various European countries are only another proof of the futility of bureaucratic machinations when they collide with a Leninist political line. These machinations and the false line they represent had a temporary success. They brought confusion and disruption into the ranks of the workers' vanguard, and they have