Written: Written in October or November, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Second Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 357c-358.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Will this do for a slogan?
“Commerce”? = capitalism.
(α) “State capitalism”. Its advantages.
(β) War conditions excluded “commerce”
(γ) The transition to communism” was very often (both for war reasons and owing to almost absolute poverty and to mistakes, a number of mistakes) made without the intervening stages of socialism (communism vs socialism)
(δ) “Accounting and control”?
(ε) Should pay for itself.
c + v + s s — accumulation —maintenance of the state
“War” = dictatorship of the proletariat.
(α) Politics 25.X.1917—5.I.1918
(β) Weltpolitik. Brester Frieden.
(γ) Civil war.
(δ) Fighting “economic crisis”, i.e., the petty- bourgeois elements? post-war indiscipline? disintegration? inefficiency?
Condition for victory in war: supreme effort.
=supreme effort reducing enterprises to a minimum, their concentration
= checking results
= “thrift”. Either-or:
aut 100,000 + 500,000
16.. .1/4 lb. for a
aut supreme effort, reduction, “pressure” (?)
Had enough of indolence, slovenliness, petty profiteering, thieving, laxity.
Why not “thrift”? — freedom of trade
— state capitalism
— currency system.
 General theoretical propositions.—Ed.
 World politics. The peace of Brest.—Ed.
 These figures have not been deciphered.—Ed.
 The article under this title was not written.