V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written mid-September 1916
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 49. Sent from Zurich to Hertenstein. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 572b-573a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We have written to Bukharin.

I am sending you an article; it should go to Berne too, as Paris is silent.

We must calculate more exactly (you have both the MSS. and proofs) how much there is for Berne.

Naturally, I can’t be “pleased” with your keeping my articles so long in pickle. Send them immediately to the printing shop: you hurried me with them, saying the compositor was hurrying you!!

And where are our theses?[1] Where are the proofs of them?

The question of Sotsial-Demokrat is a difficult one, as I am afraid this will hold up Sbornik Sotsial-Demokrata!!

When you have returned “Disarmament”[2] I shall think it over finally. We shall weigh more carefully what can go in there, how long it will hold up Sbornik.

I am not writing anything so far for Voprosy.[3] But for   the collection (Pod Starym Znamenem) I want to write about Kautskyism[4] (incidentally, return the pamphlet on imperialism as soon as possible: I need it for quoting).


P.S. On business matters you answer much less.


[1] See “The Socialist Revolution and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination” (present edition, Vol. 22, pp. 143–56).—Ed.

[2] See “The ‘Disarmament’ Slogan” (present edition, Vol. 23, pp. 94–104).—Ed.

[3] The journal Voprosy Strakhovaniya.—Ed.

[4] The second issue of the collection Pod Starym Znamenem for which Lenin intended to write his article on Kautskyism did not appear.

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