J. V. Stalin

THE
SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC DEVIATION IN OUR PARTY

Report Delivered at the Fifteenth
All-Union Conference of the C.P.S.U.(B.)
,
November 1, 1926

Pravda, No. 256 and 257,
November 5 and 6, 1926

From J. V. Stalin, On the Opposition,
Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1974

pp. 382-441.

Based on J. V. Stalin, Works,
Foreign Languages Publishing House,
Moscow, 1954

Vol. 8, pp. 245-310.


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (August 1997)





THE SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC DEVIATION IN OUR PARTY. Report
  Delivered at the Fiftheenth All-Union Conference of the
  C.P.S.U.(B.)
, November 1, 1926

I.

The Stages of Development of the Opposition Bloc

382


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

The First Stage
The Second Stage
The Third Stage
The Fourth Stage
Lenin and the Question of Bloc in the Party
The Process of Decomposition of the Opposition Bloc
What is the Opposition Bloc Counting on?

383
384
386
387
388
390
392

II.

The Principal Error of the Opposition Bloc

394


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
 
7.

Preliminary Remarks
Leninism or Trotskyism?
The Resolution of the Fourteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.)
The Passing Over of the "New Opposition" to Trotskyism
Trotsky's Evasion
The Decisive Importance of the Question of the Prospects of Our
Constructive Work
The Political Prospects of the Opposition Bloc

395
399
412
415
420
 
424
427

  III.
 

The Political and Organisational Errors of the
Opposition Bloc


431

IV.

Some Conclusions

437

NOTES