V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in May, after 5, 1920
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 373b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I propose a directive that all articles about Poland and the Polish war be vetted by editors-in-chief on their personal responsibility. We must not overdo it, i.e., not descend to chauvinism, always draw a line between the Polish landowners and capitalists and the Polish workers and peasants.



[1] Written on Y. A. Preobrazhensky’s letter to Lenin suggesting that “a stop be put to the disgusting ‘patriotism’”, and mentioning a speech of Radek’s “about a ‘national’ war” and a chauvinist article by Bergman in Agitrosta. Preobrazhensky asked to be allowed to give appropriate directives to the editors of newspapers, especially provincial ones. To Preobrazhensky’s request, Lenin answered: = “I am wholly in favour”, and he proposed the directive reproduced here.

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