Skip to comments.Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Posted on 04/30/2012 11:47:25 AM PDT by Nachum
Written: Written in February-May 1904 Published: Published in book form in Geneva, May 1904. Published according to the book text after collation with the manuscript and with the text in the collection: Vl. Ilyin, Twelve Years, 1907. Source: Lenins Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1964, Moscow, Volume 7, pp. 203-425. Translated: Abraham Fineberg and Naomi Jochel Transcription\Markup: D. Walters & K. Goins (2008) Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2003).You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit Marxists Internet Archive as your source.
Lenin devoted several months to the writing of One Step Forward Two Steps Back (The Crisis in Our Party), making a careful study of the minutes and resolutions of the Second Party Congress, of the speeches of each of the delegates and the political groupings at the Congress, and of the Central Committee and Party Council documents.
The book evoked fury among the Mensheviks. Plekhanov demanded that the Central Committee disavow it. The conciliators on the Central Committee tried to prevent its publication and circulation.
Though published abroad, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back had a wide circulation among advanced workers in Russia. Copies of the book were found during arrests and house-searches in Moscow St. Petersburg, Riga, Saratov, Tula, Orel, Ufa, Perm, Kostroma Shchigri, Shavli (Kovno Gubernia), and elsewhere. Lenin included the book in the Twelvee Years collection published in 1907 (the date on the title-page is 1908), omitting sections J, K, L, M, O, and P making abridgements in other sections, and adding a few explanatory notes.
The present edition contains the full text as originally published in 1904 and all the additions made by the author in 1907.
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Mao also had, "The Great Leap Forward"
What a coincidence they came up with this new slogan. Just thought it up all by themselves too.
Yup: war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, forward is backward, gay is straight, ad nauseam . . .
“1SF2SB” was for me, at least, rather dull......it was nothing more than Lenin polemically justifying his splitting the RSDLP into its Bolshevik and Menshevik factions.
For a better idea of what the “99%” and many on the left think, I’d recommend Lenin’s “The State and Revolution”.
I am the walrus?
To obscure for FR?
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