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A Letter to the Comrades

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1895

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by C. F. Hill, January 2005


Rating: (***)
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Summary of the Book 'A Letter to the Comrades':

After the defeat of the July Days the Bolsheviks had their backs to the wall. Their press had been smashed and many of their leaders were also being hounded. The reaction was further boosted by the revelation that Lenin was really in the pay of the German government (with which Russia was still at war). This lie peddled by a couple of drunken adventurers implausible though it was was suddenly being seized upon by the press with all the power of the establishment behind it. The ruling class had felt the full weight of the revolutionary threat to their rule in the July demonstrations and in the growing sympathy amongst the masses for Bolshevism. So all the forces of capitalist opinion turned their fire on those who dared to challenge the accepted order the Bolshevik leaders. As Trotsky explains all the parties virtually ceased attacking each other to concentrate on their common baiting of the Bolsheviks. For workers and youth today slanders and gross personal abuse by the capitalist press and politicians are all too familiar. The Bolsheviks survived this month of lies and slurs. Their members were tempered and hardened by the experience. By August a new chapter in the Russian Revolution was already opening in which the Bolsheviks were able to take a leading part throwing off any mud that might have stuck and building the support in the ranks of the working class that allowed them to be the decisive force in the dramatic events of October.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Letter to the Comrades':


... Lenin Internet Archive (2000). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please ...
... that will uphold and develop the principles of the majority against the organisational and tactical discord brought into the Party by the minority, ...
... sabotaging a congress whoever has stillto be convinced of that after its latest decisions, printed in the supplement to Nos. 73-74 of Iskra, will ...
... resolution of the twenty two[*] (programmatic for our struggle within the Party) recall the proclamation of the nineteen, issued in printed form by ...
... the latter into the printing office of a circle, and refused the direct request of the majority members abroad and of committees in Russia - the ...
... of expanding our publishing activities and setting up our own transport arrangements. The committees that had broken off comradely relations with the ...
... writers in Russia likewise call insistently for an organ. In starting this organ, which will probably be called Vperyod, we are acting in full agreement ...
... views and aims that have long since been stated, in a number of pamphlets, before the whole Party. We are fighting and will continue to fight for ...
... will be formed (has already been formed in part)[166] through direct assignment of definite functions to definite comrades by a number of Russian ...
... and highly detrimental to the work. It is a misconception that writers and only writers (in the professional sense of the term) can success fully contribute ...
... practically without exception, that we received from Russia. A really live organ should print only a tenth of what it receives, using the rest as ...
... such material a Social-Democratic organ will not be worth a brass farthing and will not deserve the name. In addition, please send us private letters, ...
... need such letters (there is absolutely nothing secret about them either, and to write such an uncoded letter once or twice a week is really something ...
... work). We here have from the start placed the secretarial work on a broad footing, drawing on the experience of the old Iskra and you for your part ...
... correspondent (often unacquainted with any of the editors) who wrote with the utmost regularity. ? The police have long been quite unequal to ...
... the committees), who perceive more freshly much that old experienced workers overlook because they are too used to it. Give every opportunity to the ...
... and a general - guiding - intellectual organ, we are very sceptical about it we should like to see the Social-Democratic newspaper the organ of ...
... Moscow, Tver, Riga, Northern, and Nizhni-Novgorod committees). ? ? At Lenin's suggestion, the conferences elected a Bureau of Majority Committees ...
... ?[p. 525] ? [166] Lenin is referring to the Bureau of Majority Committees. ? ?[p. 525] Recommended ReadingLoved this book? ...
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