V. I.   Lenin


To:   A. A. JOFFE

Published: First published in 1938 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Sent to Berlin. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 155b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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18. X. 1918

Comrade Joffe,

Send me, please, the issue of Sozialistische Auslandspolitik which had Martov’s article on dictatorship.[1]

Such things should be sent immediately.

Ditto—newspaper cuttings (instead of the unreadable summaries)—everything relating to the split with the social-chauvinists and Kautskyites (with a translation into German from the Dutch and Scandinavian languages).

We ought to act as a bureau for ideological work of an international character, but we are doing nothing!!

A hundred times more must be published. We have the money. Engage translators. But we are doing nothing! It is scandalous....

Please send this letter also to Vorovsky, and forward the enclosure, please, to the proper quarter.[2]



[1] Martov’s article “Marx and the Problem of Proletarian Dictatorship” was published in Nos. 29 and 30 of the journal Sozialistische Auslandspolitik for July 18 and 25, 1918.

[2] What this refers to has not been established.

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