V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written prior to November 27, 1915
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Berne to a local address. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 501b-502a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I think we ought to go to Grimm and ask him to mark off exactly (with a red pencil) what passages he “wants deleted”![1]


What about Trotsky and Vie Ouvrière?[2]

Is the reference to Longuet-Pressemane less polemical   than the reference to Chkheidze? Begründung? The same can be found in Trotsky and Vie Ouvrière.

I have my doubts whether it’s any use having talks with Grimm. If he confined himself to quite minor amendments, I would be for making concessions. But that is improbable.

In that case there are two alternatives: either we give up the idea of publishing it in the Bulletin and issue a leaflet.

Or we publish it in the Bulletin the way Grimm wants it, and in addition issue it complete as a leaflet marked: “Published without censorship”.

At any rate the main thing now is to get Grimm’s pencil marks of what he wants deleted. That’s the main thing. Go about this tactfully—speak him fair.

I shall answer the rest this evening or tomorrow. I haven’t had time to read it all.



[1] This refers to the Report on the Activities of the C.C., R.S.D.L.P. During the War for the Second International Socialist Conference   which was being prepared for publication in the I.S.C. Bulletin No. 2.

[2] La Vie Ouvrière—journal of the French revolutionary syndicalists, published from 1909 to 1914.

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