V. I.   Lenin


To:   J. A. BERZIN

Published: First published on January 21, 1925, in Pravda No. 17. Sent to Berne. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 158.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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25. X. 1918

Comrade Berzin

Dear Comrade B.,

What’s this story about Herzog’s expulsion?[1]

I think we should speak in his favour. Don’t forget, the people who have expelled him are scoundrels, opportunists.

Write about this.

I hope you have wound up the Guilbeaux “affair” in the sense of having fully recognised him as rehabilitated. Give him my regards. Where is he?

When will the French edition of The State and Revolution appear?[2] Have I time to write a preface against Vandervelde?

Send me: Vandervelde, Le Socialisme contre l’Etat; La Belgique envahie et le Socialisme international; Trois aspects de la revolution russe. All three are published by Berger-Levrault, Paris, 5–7, rue des Beaux-Arts.

Please collect all pamphlets of this kind (English, French, Italian, German).

Send information about France more often. What goes on there? How are things there?



[1] The expulsion of Jakob Herzog from the Social-Democratic Party of Switzerland.—Ed.

[2] The French translation of Lenin’s The State and Revolution was first published in 1919 in Moscow. From 1921 onwards the book was repeatedly published in French in Paris.

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