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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 29. 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/6050.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 29. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6050

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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
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL 15 the Soviet government. WE MUST BASE OUR POLICY ON THIS FUNDAMENTAL IDEA WHICH WE MUST NEVER FORGET."—(Vol. 17, page 102). In the same year of 1920 we find again: "World imperialism cannot live together with the triumphant social revolution."—(Ibid., page 197). On November 27, 1920, Lenin, in dealing with the question of concessions, said: "We have now gone over from the arena of war to peace and we have not forgotten that war will come again. As long as we still have capitalism and socialism we cannot live peacefully—either one or the other will be the victor in the end. The obituary will have to be sung either over the death of world capitalism or the death of the Soviet Republic. Now we have only a respite in the war."—(Ibid., page 398). But perhaps the further existence of the Soviet Republic made Lenin "realize his mistake" and discard his disbelief "in the inner force" of the October revolution? At the Third Congress of the Comintern, to wit, in July 1921, Lenin declared: "We have obtained an extremely unstable, an extremely unsound, but nevertheless an equilibrium such in which the socialist republic can exist—OF COURSE NOT FOR A LONG TIME—in capitalist surroundings."—(Theses on the Tactics of the C.P.S.U.). Moreover, on July 5, 1921 Lenin squarely declared at the Congress: "It was clear to us that without aid from the international worldwide revolution a victory of the proletarian revolution is impossible. Even before the revolution, and also after it, we thought that the revolution either IMMEDIATELY OR AT LEAST very soon will come also in other countries, in the more highly developed capitalist countries, OTHERWISE WE WILL PERISH. Notwithstanding this conviction, we did our utmost to preserve the Soviet