Sovietism: The ABC of Russian Bolshevism--according to the Bolshevists

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E.P. Dutton & Company, 1920 - Communism - 220 pages
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Page 153 - Articles crystallized it in his neo-Napoleonic maxim that "the soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy.
Page 52 - ... of the functions of state administration) ; that the court is an organ of the rule of the proletariat and of the poorest peasantry; that the court is a means of training in discipline. There is a lack of appreciation of the simple and obvious fact that, if the chief misfortunes of Russia are famine and unemployment, these misfortunes cannot be overcome by any outbursts of enthusiasm, but only by thorough and universal organization and discipline...
Page 168 - We Communists, representatives of the revolutionary proletariat of the different countries of Europe, America and Asia, assembled in Soviet Moscow, feel and consider ourselves followers and fulfillers of the program proclaimed seventy-two years ago.
Page 201 - The program of the Russian Communist Party is one of world revolution, and the Communist International is avowedly the directing and coordinating center of an international revolutionary movement to establish the 'World Soviet Republic." It is impossible to differentiate as to world policy between the Russian Communist Party, the Third or Communist International, and the official Soviet administration, because of the system of "interlocking directorates
Page 66 - The standard of remuneration fixed for overtime work shall not exceed time and a half of the normal remuneration. 65. Excepting the remuneration paid for overtime work done in the same or in a different branch of labor, no additional remuneration in excess of the standard fixed for a given group and category shall be permitted, irrespective of the pretext and form under which it might be offered and whether it be paid in only one or in several places of employment.
Page 31 - By its terror against saboteurs the proletariat does not at all say: "I shall wipe out all of you and get along without specialists." Such a program would be a program of hopelessness and ruin. While dispersing, arresting and shooting saboteurs and conspirators, the proletariat says: "I shall break your will, because my will is stronger than yours, and I shall force you to serve me.
Page 104 - Up to April 1, 1919, the Military Supply Bureau (from Petrograd alone) sent 255 military requisitioning detachments to various provinces.' (The 'Northern Commune' No. 73, September 4, 1919.) 'According to the report presented to the Moscow Conference of Soviets, 30,000 men had been sent in the course of a short period, but the majority of them were incapable of performing their task, while others were themselves gross speculators.' (The 'Moscow Pravda,' No. 105, July 4, 1919.) 'An atmosphere of aggression,...
Page 19 - ... technical knowledge is indispensable, and by the threat of immediate execution have forced them to fight against their fellowcountrymen in a civil war of unparalleled horror. 9. The avowed ambition of Lenin is to create civil warfare throughout Europe. Every speech of Lenin's is a denunciation of constitutional methods, and a glorification of the doctrine of physical force. With that object in view he is destroying systematically both by executions and by deliberate starvation every form of opposition...
Page 66 - In determining the standard output the valuation commission shall take into consideration the quantity of products usually turned out in the course of a normal working day and under normal technical conditions by the wage earners of the particular trade group and category. 117. The production standards of output adopted by the valuation commission must be approved by the proper Department of Labor jointly with the Council of National Economy. 118. A wage earner systematically producing less than...
Page 31 - Terror as the demonstration of the will and strength of the working class, is historically justified, precisely because the proletariat was able thereby to break the political will of the Intelligentsia, pacify the professional men of various categories and work, and gradually subordinate them to its own aims within the fields of their specialties.

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