International Press Correspondence. Vol. 2 No. 103. November 28, 1922.

An Inprecorr special supplement containing Nikolai Bukharin’s draft program for the Communist International to be discussed at its Fourth World Congress in late 1922. Online text linked here.

International Press Correspondence. Vol. 2 No. 103. November 28, 1922.

Contents: I) Capitalist Slavery, General Characteristics of Capitalism as a System of Exploitation, Wage Labor and the Conditions of Exploitation, Contradictions in the Development of the Capitalist System, The Last Stage of Capitalism, The Results of the War and the Beginning of the Decay of Capitalism, The Breach in the Imperialist Front and the Epoch of Social Revolution, II) The Emancipation of the Workers and the Communist Order, III) The Fall of the Bourgeoisie and the Fight for Communism, General Characteristics off the Transition Period, The Dictatorship off the Proletariat as the Unavoidable Premise of the Struggle for Communism, Expropriation of the Expropriators and Abolition of the Bourgeois Monopoly of the Means of Production, The Proletarian Dictatorship and the Classes, Abolition off the Bourgeois Monopoly of Education, The Removal of Imperialist Pressure and the Organization of Voluntary State Associations of the Proletariat, IV) The Road to the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.

International Press Correspondence, widely known as”Inprecor” was published by the Executive Committee of the Communist International (ECCI) regularly in German and English, occasionally in many other languages, beginning in 1921 and lasting in English until 1938. Inprecor’s role was to supply translated articles to the English-speaking press of the International from the Comintern’s different sections, as well as news and statements from the ECCI. Many ‘Daily Worker’ and ‘Communist’ articles originated in Inprecorr, and it also published articles by American comrades for use in other countries. It was published at least weekly, and often thrice weekly. The ECCI also published the glossy magazine ‘Communist International’ edited by Zinoviev and Karl Radek from 1919 until 1926 monthly in German, French, Russian, and English. Unlike, Inprecor, CI contained long-form articles by the leading figures of the International as well as proceedings, statements, and notices of the Comintern. No complete run of Communist International is available in English. Both were largely published outside of Soviet territory, with Communist International printed in London, to facilitate distribution and both were major contributors to the Communist press in the U.S. Communist International and Inprecor are an invaluable English-language source on the history of the Communist International and its sections.

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