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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 45. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6066.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 45. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6066

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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 31 "definite establishment" of Socialism? What material-productive and social content did he put into these words? This question will at once appear in a different light if you recall that on April 29, 1918, Lenin said in his report to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Government: "It is hardly to be expected that our next generation, which will be more highly developed, will effect a complete transition to Socialism."—(Ibid., page 240). On December 3, 1919, at the Congress of Communes and Artels, Lenin spoke even more definitely, saying: "We know that we cannot establish a Socialist system at the present time. It will be well if our children and perhaps our grandchildren will be able to establish it."—(Vol. 16, page 398). In which of these two cases was Lenin right? Was it when he spoke of the "definite establishment of Socialism" within twelve months, or when he left it, not for our children but our grandchildren to establish the "socialist order."? Lenin was right in both cases for he had in mind two entirely different and incommensurable stages of Socialist construction. By the "definite establishment of Socialism" in the first case Lenin meant not the building up of a Socialist society within a year or within "several months," that is, he did not mean that the classes will be done away with, that the contradictions between town and country will be eliminated; he meant the RESTORATION OF PRODUCTION IN THE FACTORIES IN THE HANDS OF THE PROLETARIAN STATE, and the possibility to exchange products between town and country. The very shortness of the term is in itself a