- Author: Lenin
- Date: Nov 1918
- Location: Russia
- Link: http://www.marx2mao.com/Lenin/RK18.html
- PDF: see attachment at the bottom of this page.
Kautsky's pamphlet, The Dictatorship of the Proletariat, recently published in Vienna (Wien, I918, Ignaz Brand, 63 pp.) is a most lucid example of that utter and ignominious bankruptcy of the Second International about which all honest Socialists in all countries have been talking for a long time. The proletarian revolution is now becoming a practical issue in a number of countries, and an examination of Kautsky's renegade sophistries and complete renunciation of Marxism is therefore essential.