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V. I. Lenin

THE SOCIALIST PARTY
AND NON-PARTY REVOLUTIONISM

Novaya Zhizn, Nos. 22 and 27,
November 26 and December 2, 1905
Signed: N. Lenin

Published according
to the text in Novaya Zhizn
 

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972

First printing 1962
Second printing 1965
Third printing 1972

Vol. 10, pp. 75-82.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by Andrew Rothstein


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (January 1998)

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  [34] Osvobozhdeniye (Emancipation ) -- a fortnightly bourgeois-liberal magazine published abroad from 1902 to 1905, and edited by P. B. Struve. In January 1904 it became the organ of the liberal-monarchist League of Emancipation. Subsequently the Osvobozhdeniye group formed the nucleus of the Cadet Party.    [p.80]

  [35] Radical-Democrats -- members of a petty-bourgeois organisation that arose in November 1905. Their position was intermediate between those of the Cadets and the Mensheviks. They started a newspaper of their own -- Radikal -- but were able to bring out only one

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issue. They demanded a democratic republic, even though they were willing to settle for a constitutional monarchy, provided the government was accountable to parliament. Concerning the agrarian question they favoured the expropriation of state, crown, monastery and church lands without compensation, and the expropriation of private holdings for a minimum compensation. Their organisation disintegrated early in 1906, its one-time members joining the semi-Cadet papers Bez Zaglavia (Without Title ) and Tovarishch (Comrade ).    [p.80]