MIA: Early Comintern Writers: Comintern Archive: A. Lozovsky Archive
Solomon Abramovich (Alexandr)
“The Revolution is not a plaything with which one amuses oneself and gets tired of. Neither is it made to order; socialism does not fall from the skies already made. It suffices to read the history of the birth of the bourgeois order in France, to read the bourgeois historians Thiers, Taine, Sorel, Aulard and others, in order to understand what the Russian Revolution represents, which has aroused the great masses of the people. The birth of the new order is painful, very painful. The Russian worker feels it in all his daily life.
But we never look back, we look for our salvation not in the forms and relations of Western Europe, which are falling in ruins; we always look ahead, with a deep hope and a boundless faith.
Capitalist society is decomposing and only Communism can save mankind. Let the bourgeois press sneer at us, let the gentry that call themselves socialists viciously laugh at us, the Russian proletariat shall surge forward and above the sneers, for it has chosen as a watchword those great words of Dante, with which our great teacher Karl Marx ends the first volume of his “Capital”: “Go your way, and let people say what they please!” The Role of the Labor Unions in the Russian Revolution
1924: Fundamental Problems of the World Trade Union Movement and the Fifth Congress of the Comintern
1924: Labor Herald Library No. 10: The World’s Trade Union Movement
1924: Labor Herald Library No. 13: Lenin: The Great Strategist of Class War
1924: Labor Herald Library No. 14: Lenin and the Trade Union Movement
1928: A Muddler on an American Scale (extract)
1929: Foreword to Problems of Strike Strategy
1940: A Bolshevik Statesman