V. I.   Lenin

Martov’s Contradictions and Zigzags

Written: Written at the end of August 1903
Published: First published in 1927 in Lenin Miscellany VI. Published according to the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1964, Moscow, Volume 6, page 522.
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1. He lashed the Organising Committee for its vacillations and abrupt changes of front, for its quasi-Iskra-ism, but then brought the vacillators and quasi-Iskra-ists into the Central Committee.

2. He always defended Iskra’s ideas of organisation (What Is to Be Done?), but secured the incorporation of a Jaurèsist first clause in the Rules.

3. He agreed to the editorial board being reorganised into a trio, but then fought at the Congress for a board of six quand même.[All the same.–Ed.]

4. He fought against so-called “democratism,” but insisted on “freedom” of co-optation to the central bodies.


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