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V. I. Lenin

FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS
OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Prosveshcheniye, Nos. 1 and 2,
December 1911 and January 1912
Signed: K. Tulin

Published according to
the Prosveshcheniye text
 

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1968

First printing 1963
Second printing 1968

Vol. 17, pp. 397-423.

Translated from the Russian by Dora Cox
Edited by George Hanna


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@marx2mao.org (December 2001)

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    NOTES

      [170] This refers to the agrarian bill of the independent and Right peasant deputies, introduced into the Third Duma on May.10 (23), 1908. The bill envisaged the compulsory alienation with compensation at average market prices of the landed estates not being exploited by their owners. It was proposed to implement the land reform through local land committees elected by a general vote. For Lenin's appraisal of this bill see his articles "The New Agrarian Policy" and "The Agrarian Debates in the Third Duma" in Vol. 13 and Vol. 15 of the present edition respectively.    [p. 418]

      [171] Eisenachers -- members of the Social-Democratic Workers' Party of Germany, founded in 1869 at the Eisenach Congress. The leaders of the Eisenachers were August Bebel and Wilhelm Liebknecht, who were under the ideological influence of Marx and Engels. The Eisenach programme stated that the Social-Democratic Workers' Party of Germany considered itself "a section of the International Working Men's Association and shared its aspirations". Thanks to the regular advice and criticism of Marx and Engels, the Eisenachers pursued a more consistent revolutionary policy than did Lassalle's General Association of German Workers; in particular, on the question of German unification, they followed "the democratic and proletarian path and struggled against any concessions to Prussianism, Bismarckism or nationalism" (see present edition, Vol. 19, "August Bebel").    [p. 419]

      [172] Lenin is quoting from a letter written by Marx to Lassalle on April 19, 1859. When Lenin wrote this article, Marx's letter had not yet been published, and he availed himself of extracts from it which Lassalle had quoted in his reply to Marx and Engels dated May 27, 1859 (see Marx and Engels, Selected Correspondence, Moscow, 1955, pp. 138-40).    [p. 419]

      [173] Obskaya Zhizn (Ob Life ) -- daily newspaper of a liberal-bourgeois trend, published in Novonikolayevsk (Novosibirsk) from 1909 to 1912.    [p. 421]