V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in August 1916
Published: First published in 4964 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, pages 567b-568a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2005). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.README

Well, now you’ve said it!! I couldn’t help smiling, really. You’ve written yourself into “court”.... In fact, any court in every case would find that to label a proposal to hold over an article as “uncomradely”, would make collegiate work impossible.

Luckily for you there is no “court”, otherwise you would certainly be “convicted”.

We still have to “cut down” though. We have bulged out of the former plan of the collection (Russian material +the discussion on self-determination). Find out exactly and officially from Benteli what the cost of a sheet is. We   shall then calculate exactly how much we can print (for nobody prints anything free of charge—remember that!).


Do I have to return Hamburger Echo to you?

I am sending you Alexander’s article: I don’t under take to cut it!

The Swedish and Norwegian articles are going in too!![2] What a bother!!

Safarchik must go in, though. You are right. We shall put him in!

Do you get Arbeiterpolitik? I haven’t seen No. 5 and No. 7 ff[1]


[1] Und folgende—and those following.—Ed.

[2] This refers to the articles “Swedish Social-Democracy and the World War” by Karl Kilbom and “Certain Features of the Contemporary Labour Movement in Norway” by Arvid Hansen (published in the second issue of Sbornik Sotsial-Demokrata).

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