V. I.   Lenin


To:   L. B. KAMENEV[1]

Written: Written on December 10, 1918
Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 169b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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If you go deeper into the matter you will see that this manoeuvring is precisely a concession to an alien clement, namely, the “free trader”.


[1] Lenin’s note is a reply to Kamenev, who proposed abstaining for a period of two months from “forcing the pace in handing over the whole business of supply ... to the state”. Kamenev wrote to Lenin: “Don’t call it a concession, call it manoeuvring, and admit that this is precisely the time to manoeuvre.”

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