V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written August 5, 1916
Published: First published in 1958 in Voprosy Istorii KPSS No. 4. Sent from Flums to Sceaux. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 556b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear M. N.,

I received both your postcards. Thanks very much. The terribly sad news about the loss of the MS. has compelled the author of the work written in the Plekhanov vein to resort to the G. Z. method[1] (ah, those Germans! It’s they who are to blame for the loss! I wish the French beat them!).

The author hopes you will try to save the five sheets, otherwise it will be a loss of time, labour and oneness, and a good deal more. Sincere regards.



[1] Lenin refers in this manner to his book Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism for reasons of secrecy. The “G. Z. method” means sending the manuscript pasted inside the cover of a French book.

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