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V. I. Lenin

SOCIAL-DEMOCRACY
AND THE PROVISIONAL
REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT

Written at the end of March-        
beginning of April 1905        Published on April 5 and 12        
(May 23 and 30), 1905        
in Vperyod, Nos. 13 and 14        

Published according to
the manuscript
 
 
 
 

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965

Second Revised Edition

Vol. 8, pp. 275-92.

Translated from the Russian by
Bernard Isaacs and Isidor Lasker
Editor: V. J. Jerome


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (July 1997)


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  [87] Bakuninism -- an anarchist trend hostile to Marxism. Named after its founder Mikhail Bakunin (1814-76). The basic postulate of Bakuninism was the negation of the state as such including the dictatorship of the proletariat. The Bakuninists held that the revolution was to take the form of immediate popular revolts directed by a secret revolutionary society, made up of "outstanding-- individuals. The theory and the tactics of the Bakuninists were severely condemned by Marx and Engels. Lenin described Bakuninism as the world outlook "of the petty bourgeois who despairs of his salvation". Bakuninism was one of the ideological sources of Narodism.
    Tkachovism -- from Tkachov, one of the ideologists of Narodism. He ignored the role of the popular masses and advocated the idea of a conspiratorial organisation and the tactics of individual terrorism.    [p.279]

  [88] See Marx and Engels, Selected Works, Moscow, 1958, Vol. I, pp. 42-43.    [p.279]

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  [89] See Frederick Engels, The Peasant War in Germany, Moscow, 1956, p. 139.    [p.280]

  [90] Millerand -- French reformlst socialist. In 1899, joined the reactionary bourgeois government, in which he collaborated with General Galliffet, executioner of the Paris Commune.
    Varlin, Louis-Eugène (1839-71) -- a French worker, prominent leader of the First International, member of the Central Committee of the National Guard and member of the Paris Commune of 1871.    [p.282]

  [91] L. Martov's article "On the Order of the Day: The Workers' Party and 'the Seizure of Power' as Our Immediate Task" was published in the Menshevik Iskra, No. 93. Lenin criticised the article in his "The Revolutionary-Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and the Peasantry" and in his Report at the Third Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. "On the Participation of the Social-Democrats in a Provisional Revolutionary Government". (See p. 293 and pp. 390-92 of this volume.)    [p.285]

  [92] See Marx and Engels, Selected Works, Moscow, 1958, Vol. I, p.335.    [p.287]

  [93] Sisyphean labour -- synonym for hard, wearisome and futile toil which originated in the ancient Greek myth about King Sisyshus condemned by the gods to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone which constantly rolled back again.    [p.289]