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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. The draft program of the Communist International - Image 67. 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/6088.

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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. (1929). The draft program of the Communist International - Image 67. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6178/show/6088

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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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript IHE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL 53 sath struggle between two social systems one of Jhich only commenced to build on backward pro- jctive forces and the other which still rests on ^•oductive forces of immeasurably greater strength. Anyone who sees in the admission of our de- mdence on the world market (Lenin spoke direct- of our SUBORDINATION to the world mar- 2t) "pessimism," reveals thereby his own provin- fcal petty-bourgeois feebleness in the face of the porld market and the pititful character of his Duntry-bred optimism, hoping to hide from world :onomy behind a bush and to get along somehow irith his own means. The question of honor for the new theory has lecome the curious idea that the U.S.S.R. can lerish from a military intervention, but by no Tieans from its own economic backwardness. But lasmuch as in socialist society the readiness of ie toiling masses to defend their country must be mch greater than the readiness of the slaves of ipitalism to attack that country, the question is ^hy should a military intervention menace us nth destruction? Is it because the enemy is [TECHNICALLY immeasurably stronger? Buch- rin admits the preponderance of the productive )rces only in the military technical aspect. He foes not want to understand that Ford's tractor is ist as dangerous as the Creusot gun, with the only fifference that whereas the gun can act only from June to time, the tractor brings its pressure to bear jonstantly. Besides, the tractor knows that a gun tands behind it, as a last resort. We are the first Workers' State—a part of the wrld proletariat together with which we DEFEND upon world capital. The indifferent, neu- il and bureaucratically castrated word, "connection is set in motion only with the object of con-