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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 51. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6072.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 51. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6072

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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 37 If the European proletariat were victorious today and would come to our assistance with its technique, the question of cooperation raised by Lenin as a socio-organizational method of coordination of private with social interests would still retain its significance. Cooperation points the way through which advanced technique including electricity can reorganize and unite the millions of peasant enterprises under the Soviet regime; but cooperation cannot be substituted for technique and does not create that technique. Lenin does not merely speak of the necessary and sufficient prerequisites in general, but, as we have seen, definitely enumerates them. They are: 1) "power of the State over all large scale means of production" (an uncorrected phrase); 2) "State power in the hands of the proletariat"; 3) "an alliance of that proletariat with the millions of... peasants"; 4) "security of proletarian leadership in relation to the peasants" ... It is only after the enumeration of these PURELY POLITICAL conditions —nothing is said here about material conditions— that Lenin arrives at his conclusion that "this" (that is, the enumerated) "is all that is necessary and sufficient" for the building up of a Socialist society. "All that is necessary and sufficient" FROM A POLITICAL ASPECT, but no more. But, adds Lenin right there and then, "it is not yet the construction of Socialist society." Why? Because political conditions alone, although they be sufficient do not solve the whole problem. The cultural question still remains. "ONLY" this— says Lenin—emphasizing the word "only" and putting it in quotation marks in order to show the tremendous importance of the prerequisites which we do not have. That culture is bound up with technique, Lenin knew as well as we. 'To be