V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written prior to August 22, 1916
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Flums to Hertenstein. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 561.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Lecoin is no good at all. Can’t go in.

Broutchoux[3] is a stupid anarchist; he can only be published with a note from the editors. (I shall write it in the proofs.)

Women’s movement (?)—send the MS. I’m afraid it will have to be held over through lack of space.

I am sending imperialism and disarmament.[1] Return the latter immediately. It must go into the Berne collection without fail, as it will never be passed by the censor and is very urgent (the Young and others have made an appalling muddle here).

If you want us to discuss the differences you point out, send me your article again as quickly as possible and mark off exactly what you disagree with.

The phrases about the “epoch” have become empty phrases—Radek and others have shown this. Did the “epoch” of 1789–1871 exclude non-national wars?

To talk about “defence of the fatherland” in general is theoretically absurd. For defence of the fatherland =war in general. That’s the crux of the matter.

Junius[2] cannot be referred to Paris, as this article is inseparably linked with both self-determination and disarmament.

Write what precisely is being set up.

P.S. I am sending Neue Zeit and The Call for Inessa.



[1] See V. I. Lenin, “Imperialism and the Split in Socialism” and “The ‘Disarmament’ Slogan” (present edition, Vol. 23, pp. 105–20 and 94–104).—Ed.

[2] See V. I. Lenin, “The Junius Pamphlet” (present edition, Vol. 22, pp. 305–19).—Ed.

[3] The Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism have an article by Broutchoux in French headed: “En France. L’Opposition contre la guerre”, marked “For Sbornik”. The article was not published in the collection.

By the Berne collection Lenin meant No. 1 of Sbornik Sotsial Demokrata which was being set up in Berne. No. 2 was to be set up in Paris. The article “The Junius Pamphlet” was included in the first issue. The article of Zinoviev’s to which Lenin refers is “The Second International and the Problem of the War”.

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