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The dictatorship of the proletariat from Marx to Lenin.

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4 0 The answers of the local organizations should b e studied and worked out in a series of articles and circular letters of th e Natio nal Committee with concrete instructions, advice, and so on . 3. Very impo rtant in this respect is the attitude of the Socialist Appeal. 4 1 It is undoub tedly a very good Marxist p aper , but it is as yet not a genuine instrument of p olitical actio n. The connection of the p aper with the real activity of th e party is too l o ose. This lo o s eness is determined not s o much by the literary conce ptions o f the editorial b o ard a s b y th e disseminated, unconcentrated character o f the activity o f the wh ole party.

A ppear to be the representative of the w orking clas s and the defender of s o cialism, and in o r der to h o o dw ink the world w orking class. T ow ard this end it spends tens of millions of d ollars a year. M any o f these se­ cret agents are leaders of the workers ' m ovement, trade u nion officials o r officials of the s o-called "Communist" parties which, in fact, no l onger have anything to do with communism . " exclaims every honest w orker. We als o b elieve th at it is a disgusting r ole.

I w ould consider it a great disgrace if my ide as were to suit these gentlemen. The oppressed cannot gain their emancipation under the leadership of the oppor­ tunists and profiteers. Let these gentlem en try to publicly at­ tack my idea s ! I belong to the Fourth International and I don't hide my colors. The Fourth Internatio nal is the only The Meaning of the Struggle Against "Tro tskyism" 51 world party that carries out a real struggle against imperial­ ism, fascism, oppression, exploitation, and war.

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