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V. I. Lenin

NOTES OF A PUBLICIST

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1967

First published 1963 Second printing 1967

Vol. 16, pp. 374-92.

Translated from the Russian Edited by Clemens Dutt


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

NOTES OF A PUBLICIST

  I.
 

The "Platform" of the Adherents and Defenders of
Otzovism .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .


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The "Unity Crisis" in Our Party .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

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Two Views on Unity  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
"The Fight on Two Fronts" and the Overcoming of
Deviations   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
The Terms of Unity and Sectarian Diplomacy   .   .   .
Paragraph I of the Resolution on the State of Affairs
in the Party .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
The Significance of the December (1908) Resolutions
and the Attitude of the Liquidators to Them .  .   .   .
The Group of Independent-Legalists  .   .   .   .   .   .
Pro-Party Menshevism and Its Evaluation   .   .   .   .
Conclusion. The Platform of the Bolsheviks .   .   .   .

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NOTES

NOTES

  [94] See Marx and Engels, Selected Correspondence, Moscow, 1955, pp. 352-61.    [p.208]

  [95] Vozrozhdeniye (Regeneration ) -- a Menshevik liquidationist magazine legally published in Moscow from December 1908 to July 1910; its place was taken by the magazines Zhizn (Life ) in 1910, and Dyelo Zhizni (Cause of Life ) in 1911.    [p.217]

  [96] The Second Vperyodist -- V. L. Shantser (Marat).    [p.225]

  [97] T. -- L. Tyszka.    [p.228]

  [98] I. -- I. F. Dubrovinsky.    [p.228]

  [99] Sozialistische Monatshefte (Socialist Monthly ) -- the principal organ of the opportunists in German Social-Democracy and one of the organs of international opportunism. It was published in Berlin from 1897 to 1933.
    The magazine criticised the resolution against revisionism, "On Party Tactics", which was adopted at the (Congress of the German Social-Democratic Party in Dresden (September 1903). Subsequently, this resolution was reproduced almost in its entirety at the International Socialist Congress in Amsterdam (August 1904) in the resolution on "International Rules of Party Tactics".    [p.229]

  [100] The author of "Letter from the Caucasus ", K. St. -- J. V. Stalin. His "Letter from the Caucasus" against the Tiflis liquidators was written as early as December 1909 for Sotsial-Demokrat. The Mensheviks on the editorial board refused to print the letter in the Central Organ of the Party; it was published only on May 25 (June 7), 1910 in Diskussionny Listok No. 2, together with a reply to it by the leader of the Caucasian Mensheviks -- An (N. Jordania).    [p.230]

  [101] This refers to the resolution of the Fifth (London) Congress of the R.S.D.L.P., "On the Attitude to Non-proletarian Parties" (see Thc C.P.S.U. in Resolutions and Decisions of Congresses, Conferences and Plenary Meetings of the Central Committee, 7th Russian ed., Part 1, 1953, pp. 164-65).    [p.234]

  [102] Bezgolovtsi (Headless) ironically applied by Lenin to the Bezzaglavtsi -- a semi-Cadet group (S. N. Prokopovich, Y. D. Kuskova, V. Y. Bogucharsky, and others) which published a weekly journal Bez Zaglaviya (Without a Title ) in St. Petersburg (1906). Avowed adherents of "critical socialism" -- supporters of the revisionist wing of West-European Social-Democracy (Bernstein and others), the Bezzaglavtsi were opposed to the proletariat pursuing an independent class policy. Lenin called them "pro-Menshevik Cadets" or "pro-Cadet Mensheviks".    [p.234]

  [103] Popular Socialists (Enesy ) -- a petty-bourgeois party formed in 1906 by splitting off from the Right wing of the Socialist-Revolutionaries. It put forward moderate democratic demands within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. The Enesy rejected the proposal for socialisation of the land contained in the Socialist-Revolutionary programme, and admitted alienation of the landlords' land on the basis of compensation. Lenin called the Enesy "petty-bourgeois opportunists", "social-Cadets", and "Socialist-Revolutionary Mensheviks". The leaders of the Enesy were: A. V. Peshekhonov, V. A. Myakotin, N. F. Annensky, and others.    [p.234]

  [104] Nashi Pomoi (Our Garbage ) was Lenin's ironical name for the liquidationist journal Nasha Zarya (Our Dawn ).
    The Congress of Literary Hangers-on -- the Second All-Russian Congress of Writers, held in St. Petersburg on April 21-28 (May 4 11), 1910, with the participation of representatives of Nasha Zarya and the Menshevik Sovremenny Mir (Contemporary World ). At the very first demand of the police, the Congress without any resistance cancelled discussion of a resolution on freedom of the press.
    In speaking of the Posse-ists, Lenin is referring to the collaboration of the liquidators in the liberal-bourgeois magazine Soyuz Potrebitelei (Consumers' Association ), which was led by V. A. Posse.    [p.236]

  [105] I .-- the Menshevik liquidator B. I. Gorev-Goldman.    [p.239]

  [106] Azefism -- from the name of Azef, a leader of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party, who turned out to be an agent provocateur of the tsarist secret police.    [p.246]

  [107] This refers to F. Engels's article "Der 4. Mai in London" (Arbeiter-Zeitung, Wien, Nr. 21, vom 23.5.1890); see also the letters of Engels to Sorge of Novermber 29, 1886, and May 11, 1889 (Marx and Engels, Selected Correspondence, Moscow, 1955, pp. 469-73).    [p.256]