The Death Agony of Capitalism
and the Tasks of the Fourth International

The Mobilization of the Masses around Transitional Demands
to Prepare the Conquest of Power

The Transitional Program


Written by Leon Trotsky in 1938. Originally published in the May-June 1938 edition of Bulletin of the Opposition as a discussion document for the Founding Congress of the Fourth International (World Party of Socialist Revolution). The following copy was based on the 1981 printing of the Transitional Program by Labor Publications, and checked against the original Russian by Martin Schreader in 1999. Re-edited and proofread by Scott Wilson in 2006 for the Leon Trotsky Internet Archive

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Last updated on: 5.4.2007