are conducting a literary struggle against Bogdanov. And lastly, for the very same reason, even the so-called Vperyod group has broken with Bogdanov.
True, ever since Bogdanov began to contribute to Pravda, we doubted whether he would refrain from carrying his fight against the philosophy of Marxism into the columns of the workers' newspaper. Unfortunately, A. Bogdanov hastened to confirm our fears. After getting several small popular articles on innocuous subjects, published in Pravda, he shortly submitted an article entitled "Ideology", in which, in the most "popular" manner, he launched an attack upon the philosophy of Marxism. The editors refused to publish that anti-Marxist article. This was the cause of the conflict.
We advise A. Bogdanov, instead of complaining about "family rows" to get that article entitled "Ideology" published (the liquidationist newspaper will not, of course, refuse hospitality to an anti-Marxist article). All Marxists will then be able to see the real reason for our disagreement with Bogdanov, concerning which he said not a word in his lengthy letter.
We believe that the workers have set up a newspaper of their own in order that it should advocate Marxism, and not have its columns used to distort Marxism in the spirit of bourgeois "scholars".
We are also very glad that A. Bogdanov has once again raised the question of the article on the Vperyod group, which he sent to Pravda last summer. Since A. Bogdanov desires it, he will receive (in Prosveshcheniye ) a detailed statement about the number of untruths that article contained, and about the immense harm that adventurist group has caused the working-class movement in Russia.*
* See pp. 487-93 of this volume. --Ed.