Written: Written on August 7, 1921
Published: First published in July 1924 in Zhizn No. 1. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 517.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Teodorovich (P.C.A.) and
the State Publishing House
Among the new books I have received from the State Publishing House is
Semyon Maslov: “The Peasant Economy”. 1921. 5thed.! (or 4thed.).
Looking it through, I see that it is a dirty bourgeois little book from beginning to end, stuffing up the mind of the muzhik with sham bourgeois “scientific” lies.
Nearly 400 pages, and nothing about the Soviet system and its policy, about our laws and measures for transition to socialism, etc.
Only a fool or a malicious saboteur could have passed this book.
Please investigate and send me the names of all those responsible for editing and publishing it.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars