Lenin: immediate socialist revolution is IMPOSSIBLE

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Thu Apr 4 06:17:52 MST 1996

"Anyone who would in all earnest debate refute the 'slogan' of defeat for
one's one government in the imperialist war should prove one of three
things: (1) that the war of 1914-15 is not reactionary, or (2) that a
revolution stemming from the war is impossible, or (3) that co-ordination
and mutual aid are possible between revolutionary movements in all the
belligerent countries. The third point is particularly important to
Russia, a most backward country, where an immediate socialist revolution

(Defeat of One's Government in Imperialist War, July 26, 1915)

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