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V. I. Lenin

NOTES OF A PUBLICIST

ON ASCENDING A HIGH MOUNTAIN; THE HARM OF DESPONDENCY;
THE UTILITY OF TRADE; ATTITUDE TOWARDS
THE MENSHEVIKS, ETC.

Written at the end
of February 1922
 
First published in Pravda
No. 87, April 16, 1924

Published according
to the manuscript
 
 
 

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1966

Vol. 33, pp. 204-11.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by David Skvirsky
and George Hanna


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@marx2mao.org (September 1999)


NOTES OF A PUBLICIST. On Ascending a High Mountain ;
The Harm of Despondency ; the Utility of Trade ; Attitude
Towards the Mensheviks
, etc. .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .


 
204

I.

By Way of Example  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

204

II.

WIthout Metaphors  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

205

  III.

Catching Foxes; Levi and Serrati .   .   .   .   .   .   .

207

NOTES




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NOTES

  [53] This article was not completed.    [p. 204]

  [54] Smena Vekh -- the title of a collection of articles published in Prague in 1921, and then the name of a journal published in Paris from October 1921 to March 1922. It was the mouthpiece of advocates of a socio-political trend that emerged among White émigré intellectuals in 1921 and was supported by part of the old, bourgeois intelligentsia that did not emigrate for various reasons.
    A certain revival of capitalist elements in Soviet Russia following the implementation of the New Economic Policy served as the social foundation for this trend. When its adherents saw that foreign military intervention could not overthrow Soviet rule they began advocating co-operation with the Soviet government, hoping for a bourgeois regeneration of the Soviet state. They regarded the New Economic Policy as an evolution of Soviet rule towards the restoration of capitalism. Some of them were prepared loyally to co-operate with the Soviet government and promote the country's economic rejuvenation. Subsequently, most of them openly sided with the counter-revolution.
    A characteristic of this trend is given by Lenin in this volume (see pp. 285-86).  [Transcriber's Note: See Lenin's Eleventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.). -- DJR]    [p. 205]

  [55] Judas Golovlyov -- a landowner and main personage of M. Y. Saltykov-Shchedrin's The Golovlyov Family. He was called Judas for his bigotry, hypocrisy and callousness. The name Judas Golovlyov has become a synonym for these negative traits.    [p. 205]

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  [56] This is a reference to the fable The Eagle and the Hens by Ivan Krylov.    [p. 210]

  [57] In the Reichstag on August 4, 1914, the Social-Democratic faction voted with the bourgeois representatives in favour of granting the imperial government war credits amounting to 5,000 million marks, thereby approving Wilhelm II's imperialist policy.    [p. 210]