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A Good Resolution and a Bad Speech

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1905

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by C. F. Hill, April 2008


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Summary of the Book 'A Good Resolution and a Bad Speech':

In the April Theses therefore Lenin called for a struggle for a socialist program based on the independent action of the working class. Its main elements were: No Support for the Provisional government. Fight for the Soviets to take power. End the war. Confiscate the big estates. Nationalize the banks. Establish workers control of industry. Replace the police and army with a workers militia. Replace the old state bureaucracy with workers administration. Proclaim a Communist Party establish a new international. A program on these lines with the strategy and tactics also spelt out was an essential pre-requisite for the success of the October revolution. In April it was opposed by the leaders castigated by Lenin as Old Bolsheviks. However by appealing to the leading Bolsheviks at rank and file level Lenin won a majority for his ideas. The new upsurge of workers and peasants which provokes a new crisis for the Provisional government confirmed Lenins position in a few stormy months. Without the April Theses 1917 would have ended quite differently. Underlying Lenins strategy and tactics was a clear perspective. This provided a clear guide to action during the ebbs and flows of the revolution. On the other hand it was precisely because they were working on the basis of a confused perspective derived from a misinterpretation of Lenins previous position that the Old Bolsheviks adopted a policy which prefigured the disastrous Popular Frontism of the Stalinist leaders in the 1930s and since.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Good Resolution and a Bad Speech':


... text Translated from the Russian by George Hanna Edited by Robert Daglish Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2000). You may freely ...
... credit Marxists Internet Archive as your source. Creative Commons License ? A GOOD RESOLUTION AND A BAD SPEECH   ...
... programme, as well as those whose programmes are in agreement (or in harmony - im Einklange ) with it.     The latter definition ...
... the Social-Democratic programme. This broad definition, however, will not do any harm for, of course, it is desirable that the widest possible circle ...
... and no more. An exchange of opinion before impartial colleagues, the Executive Committee of the International Socialist Bureau, will ascertain the ...
... second plan was not so good, of course, for, the first essential is to gather precise data, apart from the fact that Rosa Luxemburg was merely trying ...
...     But a distinction must be drawn between Kautsky's resolution, which was adopted by the Bureau, and the speech he made, in the course ...
... of the report of Kautsky's speech in Vorw?rts (the chief organ of the German party)[148] compels us to deal with this important question in greater ...
...   When Rosa Luxemburg objected to this and said that Kautsky's statement that the Russian party was dead [sei tot ] was a thoughtless expression, ...
... of the official record of the passages relevant to our question.     It is obvious that Kautsky did not say and could not have said that ...
... a fact.     The confusion Kautsky betrayed here is stupendous. To the exclusion of which old comrades did he refer? Potresov and Co.? ...
... for never since the Social-Democratic Party has been in existence, i.e., since 1898, have the members of the P.S.P. and Social-Democrats been ...
... the P.S.P. Left wing (speaking abstractly, the liquidators - anything can be expected of them - are quite capable of making an ultimatum of their defence ...
... party, but also what their allies want.     The undoubted fact remains that at the Bureau, Kautsky went to the length of saying that the ...
... we either see all the ?migr? coteries allied with the liquidators in a campaign of scurrilous abuse against the Leninists (as was the case in ...
... analysing facts when they study theory) are not ashamed to listen to and repeat the fairy-tales of their liquidator informants.     The ...
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