Left-Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder

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Left-Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder  (1921) 
by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

"Left Wing" Communism:
An Infantile Disorder

BY N. LENIN

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AUTHORIZED TRANSLATION
THE MARXIAN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY
5941 Jos. Campau Ave., Detroit, Mich.
1921

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Page

Introduction
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7
Chapter I—In What Sense Can We Speak of the International Significance of the Russian Revolution
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13
Chapter II—One of the Principal Conditions of the Success of the Bolsheviks
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16
Chapter III—The Chief Stages in the History of Bolshevism
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20
Chapter IV—Who Were the Enemies in the Working-class Movement in the Struggle Against Whom Bolshevism Grew, Gained Strength and Became Hardened?
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26
Chapter V—"Left" Communism in Germany. Leaders—Party—Classes—The Masses
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34
Chapter VI—Should Revolutionaries Work in Reactionary Trade Union?
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42
Chapter VII—Should We Participate in Bourgeois Parliaments?
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52
Chapter VIII—No Compromise Whatever?
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63
Chapter IX—"Left" Communism in Great Britain
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75
Chapter X—Some Conclusions
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89
Appendix
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104
Appendix I—The Split of the German Communist Party
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105
Appendix II—Communists and Independents in Germany
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107
Appendix III—Turati & Co. in Italy
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110
Appendix IV—Incorrect Conclusions Drawn from Correct Premises
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112
Appendix V—Letter
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117

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