V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written April 17, 1913
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent from Cracow to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 341a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear L. B.,

I am sending you the set of Proletary (Nos. 1–20) which you asked for.

I have reread some of them. Do not forget to insert a whole chapter on the Popular Socialist liquidators (from Two Parties)[2] in your legal pamphlet. (Peshekhonov, Nos. 7 and 8 of Russkoye Bogatstvo, 1906—cf. Proletary No. 4, “Socialist-Revolutionary Mensheviks”.[1] )

People now have forgotten everything. The novices know nothing.

Begin at the beginning and tell all about liquidationism (and the “legal party”) among the Popular Socialists.



[1] See present edition, Vol. 11, pp. 197–206.—Ed.

[2] This apparently refers to L. B. Kamenev’s pamphlet The Essence of Liquidationism which was to have been put out by the Priboi Publishers.

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