Cover of A Letter to Huysmans Secretary of the International Socialist Bureau

A Letter to Huysmans Secretary of the International Socialist Bureau

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1897

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by Beth Cholette, October 2008


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Summary of the Book 'A Letter to Huysmans Secretary of the International Socialist Bureau':

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the seminal events of the early twentieth century. In the face of mounting opposition and disastrous defeats in World War I Tsar Nicholas II abdicated power and was replaced by the Provisional Government. It was not able to successfully disengage from the war or resolve the economic chaos that resulted from the collapse of the old regime. Because of these failures the Provisional Government was equally unable to transition quickly to a functioning democracy. In the face of the seemingly impossible task the Bolsheviks were able to seize control from the Provisional Government and consolidate power in a coup detat. That the Bolsheviks accomplished this even in the face of a multi-front Civil War only strengthened their grasp of power ongoing. The Russian Revolution became the first in a series of Communist revolutions that controlled over a third of the globe in the late twentieth century. The nation that was born in a coup detat ironically ended in the aftermath of a failed coup detat against the reform leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991. The Revolution can be viewed in two distinct phases: The first was that of the February Revolution of 1917 which displaced the autocracy of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia the last tsar of Russia and sought to establish in its place a liberal republic. The second phase was the October Revolution in which the Bolshevik party led by Vladimir Lenin instigated a coup to overthrow the Provisional Government presenting the takeover as a revolution in the name of the workers soviets. While many notable historical events occurred in Moscow and St. Petersburg there was also a broad-based movement in the rural areas as peasants seized and redistributed land.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Letter to Huysmans Secretary of the International Socialist Bureau':


... A LETTER TO HUYSMANS, SECRETARY OF THE ...
... A LETTER TO HUYSMANS, SECRETARY ???OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST BUREAU[202] ? ? Dear Comrade, ? ? ...
... belong to the R.S.D.L.P., I, as representative of the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P., state the following: ? ? (1)? While for several years ...
... that they would support the Central Committee elected by the Conference. In the issue of Rabochaya Gazeta (organ of the Central Committee of the Party) ...
... the publication of that issue, we have received a similar resolution from Tiflis.) Thus we cannot attach the least significance to the protests of ...
... especially with the disorganising activities of the groups abroad and with the disrupting effect which these groups often have upon the Party work in ...
... severely condemned the disorganising activities of these groups, all of them existing abroad and absolutely irresponsible. As far as the Party ...
... campaign launched against the Conference by the liquidationist press, as well as by the bourgeois press, in Russia, and even by some foreign newspapers. ? ...
... The Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party for nearly four years has been waging a determined fight against the liquidationist trend, which was characterised ...
... ? ? ? (2)? The Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee held in January 1910, continuing the fight against this trend, unanimously declared ...
... of the former Bolshevik and Menshevik groups, a complete rupture with liquidationism and the utter rout of this bourgeois deviation from socialism ? ...
... to defend openly the trend which the entire Party has recognised as being the product of bourgeois influence on the proletariat ? ? (4)? The ...
... openly renouncing it, declaring that the Party was 'extinct', that the Party was already liquidated, that the idea of reviving the illegal Party was 'a ...
... to regard the nuclei of the Party and its hierarchy as 'dead', etc. ? ? (6)? At a time when throughout Russia the members of the Party, irrespective ...
... the Nasha Zarya and Dyelo Zhizni group has definitely placed itself outside the Party. ? ? The Conference calls upon all Party members, irrespective ...
... strengthen the illegal Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party. ? ? (4)? In view of all this, it is quite obvious that it is not a question of ...
... organisations of the national minorities, I must put it on record that the R.S.D.L.P. existed as the R.S.D.L.P. up to 1906 (or, more correctly, up ...
... with these organisations for the purpose of resuming normal relations with them. ? NOTES ? [202] Lenin's letter ...
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