From Fourth International, vol.6 No.3, March 1945, p.77.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.
Editor, Fourth International
My article, The Future of the Soviet Union and the Victories of the Red Army appears in the November issue of the magazine. An editorial note preceding it criticizes the article for saying, “The workers’ state fell and was replaced by the Stalinist despotism,” which, in fact, is false. But it is a question only of a defect in the translation, which you can check by comparing with the original Spanish. This states: “El poder obrero cayo y fue reemplazado por el despotismo stalinista – the workers’ power fell and was replaced by the Stalinist despotism.” And since the translation published in Fourth International tends to place me among those who consider the bureaucracy as a new class and who reject the definition “degenerated workers’ state”, I ask you to publish this correction in the next number of the magazine.
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