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LENIN ON HIS 'APRIL THESES'

I have outlined a few theses which I shall supply with some commentaries. I could not, because of the lack of time, present a thorough, systematic report. The basic question is our attitude towards the war. The basic things confronting you as you read about Russia or observe conditions here are the triumph of defencism, the triumph of the traitors to Socialism, the deception of the masses by the bourgeoisie. . . . The new government, like the preceding one, is imperialistic, despite the promise of a republic - it is imperialistic through and through.