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A Most Lucid Exposition of a Most Confused Plan

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1913

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Summary of the Book 'A Most Lucid Exposition of a Most Confused Plan':

So the Bolsheviks slogans demanded of these parties leaders that they do the job their supporters expected them to do. Their key demands were that the socialists break with the Kadets and take political power into their own hands. The compromisers could easily have done this by declaring the executive of the Soviet the government of the country. The Bolshevik slogans Down with the ten capitalist ministers! and All power to the soviets! became increasingly popular amongst the masses. Already in June the Bolsheviks had called a demonstration to coincide with the first all-Russian soviet congress. They had been under special pressure from the soldiers who opposed the governments plans for a new military offensive. The compromisers had an overwhelming majority at the congress. It demanded that the Bolsheviks call off their demonstration. But it had been forced to call an official soviet demonstration for the following Sunday under the blandest possible slogans. It was a huge success... for the Bolsheviks! 400000 attended but to the compromisers horror their banners bore the Bolsheviks extremist slogans. Despite this the government continued on its rightward course. On June 18 the new offensive started. The June demonstrations showed the Bolsheviks were the leading political force in Petrograd. But the same was not yet true for the rest of the country. Millions of soldiers at the front and peasants in the provinces had only just heard from them and that through the usually vitriolic reports of the capitalist press and the compromisers. They still had confidence in their leaders even though they had often put forward the Bolsheviks demands of bread peace and land. Lenin understood that soon these illusions would turn into their opposite. But pressure was mounting in Petrograd for immediate action against Kerenskys government. Ultra-left sectarians imagine that revolutionaries merely have to find the most left point on the political spectrum and occupy it. But a serious workers party has to weigh all the political strategic and tactical considerations in a situation in order to achieve victory.

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