Original Postscript to the Article “The Development of Revolutionary Strikes and Street Demonstrations”
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 18, page 478.
The manuscript has no title. The title given here has been supplied by the Institute of Marxism-Leninism under the CC of the CPSU
We call on Social-Democrats to pay particular attention to F.D.’s “Tactical Notes” in Luch. How rapidly the coating of showy conciliationism and “unification” phrase-mongering in the spirit of Trotsky has disappeared! How clearly the real trend of Luch—barefaced liquidationism—has been revealed!
In a legal organ, F.D. is waging a regular war not only against revolutionary mass strikes (to say nothing of an uprising)1 but also against all revolutionary agitation among the masses. In point of fact, F.D. goes much further than V.A. (Luch No. 56), betraying his complete ideological kinship with the Bund’s “deletion” of the revolution. That is what comes of the liquidators’ refusal to make a straightforward, clear and formal “appraisal of the situation”: it is in fact Larin’s appraisal that F.D. upholds by denying the objective conditions which make it imperative for the workers to organise for revolution, for drawing the masses in general and the peasantry in particular into the revolutionary movement.
We shall come back to F.D.’s articles again.