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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 44. 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/6065.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 44. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6065

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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
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Transcript 30 THE DRAFT PROGRAM OF dictatorship of the proletariat, is possible at first in one country, which, because of this very fact, will stand up against capitalism. The proletarian State, in order to be able to resist an attack and to undertake a revolutionary offensive on its own, will at first have to "organize Socialist production", i. e., it will have to organize the operation of the factories taken from the capitalists. That is all. The "victory of Socialism" was, as is well-known, first accomplished in Russia, and the First Workers' State, in order to defend itself against world intervention, had first of all "to organize Socialist production." By the victory of Socialism in one country, Lenin consequently did not cherish the fantasy of a self-sufficing Socialist society, and in a backward country at that, but something that was much more realistic, namely, that which the October revolution has accomplished in our coun- * try in the first period of its existence. Does this, perhaps, need to be proven? There are so many proofs for that, that the only difficulty we have is in choosing the best. In the theses on war and peace (January 7, 1918) Lenin spoke of the "Necessity of a certaim period of time, AT LEAST SEVERAL MONTHS, FOR THE VICTORY OF SOCIALISM in Russia .. .—Vol. 15, page 64). At the beginning of the same year, i. e., 1918. Lenin wrote in his article entitled "As to Left Wing Childishness and Petty Bourgeois Tendencies," directed against Bucharin, the following: "If, let us say, State capitalism could be established here within six months, that would be a tremendous achievement and the surest guarantee that within a year SOCIALISM will be definitely established and have become invincible."—(Vol. 18, part 2, page 8. Our emphasis). How could Lenin set such a short period for the