V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written not before May 4 (17), 1917
Published: First published in 1925 in Lenin Miscellany IV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, pages 446-447.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1) Peace without annexations a world revolution
against capital,

2) Revision of the treaty either a farce, or a
world revolution
against capital.

Steps for an agreement
with the Allies.”

bis) Puffing the capitalists: “Allied democracies”: glossing over the class struggle.

3) All land to the peasants — this can be realised even
without a revolution
against capital, by means
of a bloc, an alliance of
the capitalists and the
rich peasants.

4) All land to the working people — this cannot be
realised without a
revolution against

5) Organisation of production — either a fraud (and
more enrichment for the
capitalists) or a utopia
without a revolution
against capital.

6) “An offensive” — a utopia without the greatest
revolutionary enthusiasm of the masses,   which can flow only from the greatest revolution, a revolution against capital.

7) Departure from the Soviets,
betrayal of them,
transition to bureaucracy:
“state control”, we are for. But by whom?
Who is to exercise control?
Or the Soviets?

8) Constituent Assembly on land:

already out of date

9) No confidence and no support!

10) Even more strongly: explanation of the proletarian line, drawing a distinction between it and the petty-bourgeois line

σσ=a Ministry of petty-bourgeois illusions and petty-bourgeois compromise.


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