From Fourth International, June 1947, Vol.8 No.6, p.169.
Transcribed, edited & formatted by Einde O’Callaghan in 2009 for ETOL.
An error was committed in translation of Ernest Germain’s article, The Jewish Question Since World War II, in our April issue. Here the text on page 113 is made to read: “That capitalism will first pass through a period during which the Jews will go through a process of assimilation and of ‘national-cultural renaissance’ – this perspective no longer constitutes a subject for discussion ... etc.” The French original reads: “That socialism will first pass through ... etc.” The inadvertent substitution of “capitalism” for “socialism,” completely distorts the author’s meaning.
An error of a similar character crept into the same author’s article, Stalinism – How To Understand It and How To Fight It, which appeared in May. Here the text on page 141 is made to read: “Actually these workers, in accepting the criminal police measures of their leaders, did not by any means follow these leaders.” This is both incomprehensible and false. It should read: “Actually these workers, in continuing to follow their leaders, did not by any means accept their criminal police measures.”
We apologize both to the author and our readers.
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