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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 46. 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/6067.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 46. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6067

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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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Transcript 32 THE DRAFT PROGRAM OF sure key to an understanding of the whole perspective. Of course even for this limited and immediate task too short a term was set at the beginning of 1918. It is this purely pratical "miscalculation" that Lenin derided at the Fourth Congress of the Comintern when he said "we were more foolish then than we are now." But "we" had a correct view of the general perspective and did not for a moment believe that it is possible to set up a complete "Socialist order" in the course of twelve months, and in a backward country at that. The attainment of this main and final aim—the construction of a Socialist society—was left by Lenin to three whole generations—ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. Is it not clear that in his article of 1915 Lenin meant by the organization of "Socialist production," not the setting up of a Socialist society but an immeasurably more elementary task which has already been realized by us in the U. S. S. R? Otherwise one would have to come to the absurd conclusion that, according to Lenin, the proletarian party, having captured power, "postpones" the revolutionary war until the third generation. Such—that is, truly said—is the position of the main stronghold of the new theory as far as the 1915 quotation is concerned. However, it is even more sad when we know that Lenin wrote this passage not in application to Russia. He spoke of Europe in contradistinction to Russia. This follows not only from the content of the quoted passage dedicated to the question of the United States of Europe, but also from Lenin's entire position at the time. A few months hence, November 20, - 1915, Lenin wrote specially on Russia, saying: "The task of the proletariat follows obviously from this actual state of affairs. That task is a relentless