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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 52. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6073.

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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 38 THE DRAFT PROGRAM OF cultural"—he brings back the revisionist to earth— "a certain MATERIAL basis is necessary." (Ibid., page 145). It will suffice to mention the problem of electrification which Lenin, we will mention in passing, purposely linked up with the question of the international social revolution. The struggle for culture with the possession of the "necessary and sufficient" political (BUT NOT MATERIAL) prerequisites, would exhaust our work were it not for the question of the uninterrupted and irreconcilable economic, political, military and cultural struggle of the country which is engaged in the building of a Socialist society on a backward basis with world capitalism which is on its decline but is technically powerful. "I am ready to state"—emphasizes Lenin particularly towards the end of the article—"that the center of gravity for us is being transferred to cultural work were it not for the international relations, were it not for the duty to fight for our positions on an international scale."—(Ibid., page 24). Such is Lenin's real idea if we analyze the article on cooperation, even if isolated from all his other works. How else can we style, if not as a falsification, the formula of the authors of the draft who deliberately take Lenin's words about our possession of "necessary and sufficient" prerequisites and add to them the basic material prerequisites although Lenin definitely speaks of the material prerequisites in parenthesis, saying that it is just what we do not have and what we must still gain in our struggle "for our position on an international scale," that is, in connection with the international proletarian revolution? That is how matters stand with the second and last stronghold of the theory. We purposely did not take here those articles and speeches written