V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written at the end of August–beginning of September 1916
Published: Published in full in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. First published in part in 1932 in the Journal Bolshevik No. 22. Sent from Flums to Hertenstein. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 569b-570a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1) I am sending you Roland-Holst. I think she ought not to be published either.

2) Reply to Bukharin.[1] I agree to your changes, but one thing should be added, namely: that the main thing for us is the article’s shortcomings on points of principle.

Otherwise it looks as if we are hedging.

If you agree to this insertion, then send the letter (working it in logically).

If not, we shall discuss it once more.

3) I can’t find the sheet you refer to as having my mark there expressing my agreement to have the article commissioned. This is a mistake on your [part].[2]

4) Franz has left an article. In my opinion a very good and brief one. I am for putting it in. I shall send it to you.

5) There is no need to hurry with the Paris collection. Let’s calculate exactly what can go in (5 sheets at 50,000=250,000 printer’s ems altogether).

  6) I am writing the reply to Yuri. This is a long job, though.

Best regards,


[1] This refers to the reply to Bukharin concerning the impossibility of publishing his article “On the Theory of the Imperialist State” in Sbornik (see present edition, Vol. 35, pp. 230–81).—Ed.

[2] Here part of the manuscript is damaged and the word in square brackets has been inserted as suggested by the context.—Ed.

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