Letter to Lev Kamenev, April 17, 1913

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 17 April 1913


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First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 48. Sent from Cracow to Paris. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 43, page 341a.
Keywords : Letter, Lev Kamenev

Dear L. B.,

I am sending you the set of Proletary (Nos. 1–20) which you asked for.

I have reread some of them. Do not forget to insert a whole chapter on the Popular Socialist liquidators (from Two Parties)[1] in your legal pamphlet. (Peshekhonov, Nos. 7 and 8 of Russkoye Bogatstvo, 1906—cf. Proletary No. 4, “Socialist-Revolutionary Mensheviks”.[2] )

People now have forgotten everything. The novices know nothing.

Begin at the beginning and tell all about liquidationism (and the “legal party”) among the Popular Socialists.

Yours,

Lenin

  1. This apparently refers to L. B. Kamenev’s pamphlet The Essence of Liquidationism which was to have been put out by the Priboi Publishers.
  2. See present edition, Vol. 11, pp. 197–206.—Ed.