V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written on December 9, 1914
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Berne to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 313.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear V. K.,

I enclose the proofs.

We shall have to wait with No.36.[2] It’s not yet written, and we ought to wait a little while.

Best regards,

P.S. I read with interest the remarks about “national pride”, but—could not agree. Chauvinism should be “ spotlighted” from different angles.[3]

Be sure to insert the following about the postponement.
# Insertion[1] :

For lack of space, part of the material, a statement by Liebknecht, etc., has been held over.

Excuse the extreme haste!

We have shortened the manuscripts, i.e., the articles.


[1] The text of the insertion is given on a separate sheet.—Ed.

[2] Sotsial-Demokrat No. 36 appeared on January 9, 1915, but the masthead erroneously said “December 12, 1914”. A correction appeared in No. 39, March 3, 1915.

[3] A reference to V. A. Karpinsky’s remarks on Lenin’s article “On the National Pride of the Great Russians”, in his letter to Lenin of December 9, 1914 (see Lenin Miscellany XI, pp. 257–58).

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