Articles of Vladimir Ilish Lenin

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On the one hand, what he calls the possessing classes who aspired to remove the Czar and replace him with a bourgeois power, in the style of the Western democracies of the United States and France; on the other, the Bolsheviks, who saw the Revolution as based on the class struggle and insisted on the necessity of the Soviets taking power. Between these two forces, which he describes as extreme, John places the “moderate” socialists, the quotation marks are his, not mine.