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By Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Sankar Srinivasan, LeoPard Books India

Kautsky’s pamphlet, The Dictatorship of the Proletariat, lately released in Vienna (Wien, 1918, Ignaz model, pp. sixty three) is a so much lucid instance of that utter and ignominious financial ruin of the second one overseas approximately which all sincere socialists in all nations were conversing for a very long time. The proletarian revolution is now turning into a pragmatic factor in a couple of nations, and an exam of Kautsky’s renegade sophistries and his whole renunciation of Marxism is for that reason crucial. firstly, it's going to be emphasized, although, that the current writer has, from the very starting of the conflict, many times pointed to Kautsky’s rupture with Marxism. a few articles released among 1914 and 1916 in Sotsial-Demokrat and Kommunist, issued overseas, handled this topic. those articles have been afterwards amassed and released through the Petrograd Soviet below the identify opposed to the move, via G. Zinoviev and N. Lenin (Petrograd, 1918, pp. 550).

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