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One Divides Into Two

Study Guide

Lenin, The State and the Revolution, 1917

Lenin, A Great Beginning, 1919
(In particular, Lenin’s discussion of what constitutes a class.)

Mao, Analysis of the Classes in Chinese Society, 1926
(A model concrete analysis.)

Stalin, Dialectical and Historical Materialism, Part 3, 1938*

Chen Po-ta, Sweep Away All Monsters, 1966


Marx/Engels, German Ideology,
Part 1, Section C, 1845 (Key text on the division of labor and social classes.)

Marx, Wage-Labor and Capital, 1847

Marx, Wages, Prices, and Profit, 1865
(Marx against reactionary trade unionism in the First International.)*

Marx, Capital, Vol. 1-3, and Theories of Surplus-Value, published 1867 – 1894

Engels, Synopsis of Capital, 1868

Lenin, Agrarian Program of S-D in the 1st Russian Revolution, 1907
(On the Prussian and American Paths.)

Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, 1916*

Stalin, Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR, 1951

Mao, A Critique of Soviet Economics, 1958-9

CPC, Treatise of Political Economy, 1971
(Not available in English.) * †


Marx/Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party, 1848*

Engels, Engels to Bebel, June 20, 1873
(Engels against Eisenachers forging unprincipled unity with the Lassalleans.)

Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program, 1875
(Marx against the program, which reflected Lassallean opportunism.)

Marx/Engels, Circular Letter to Bebel, Liebknecht, et al., September 1879

Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, Part 1: Utopian Socialism, 1880

Lenin, Urgent Tasks of Our Movement, 1900

Lenin, Where to Begin?, 1901*

Lenin, What Is To Be Done?, 1902

Lenin, Letter to a Comrade on Our Organizational Tasks, 1902

Lenin, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, 1904
(Key text on Bolshevik organizational line.)

Lenin, Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution, 1905

Stalin, Marxism and the National Question, 1913
(Key Bolshevik text on the National Question.)*

Lenin, The Discussion On Self-Determination Summed Up, 1916

Lenin, Imperialism and the Split in Socialism, 1916

Lenin, Letters from Afar, 1917

Lenin, The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution
(aka, the “April Theses”), 1917

Lenin, The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky, 1918
(On the dictatorship of the proletariat.)

Lenin, Deception of the People with Slogans of Freedom and Equality, 1919

Stalin, The Political Strategy and Tactics of the Russian Communists, 1921

Mao, On Correcting Mistaken Ideas in the Party, 1929

Mao, The Question of Independence and Initiative Within the United Front, 1938

Mao, On New Democracy, 1940

Mao, Rectification Documents
( aka, the “Twenty-Two Documents”), 1942

CPC, The Documents of the Great Debate,
Vol. 1-3,Feb. 1956-June 1963
(Key texts of the Sino-Soviet split.) †

CPC, Documents of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution,
Vol. 1-3 in 8 books, 1965-76 †

CPC, Leninism or Social-Imperialism?, 1970 †

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