Correction: Socialism & Communism

In the article “Inside the Bolshevik Cul dc Sac’’ (April SOCIALIST STANDRD) we incorrectly implied that The ABC of Communism written by the Bolsheviks Bukharin and Proebrazhensky made no distinction between Socialism and Communism. In the first part of the book Bukharin describes the society the Russian Communist Party aims at as one based on common ownership without money, wages or profits. This he calls “communism” in line with the then policy of the Bolsheviks of using this word to describe what the Social Democrats had always meant by Socialism. Later, however, the book follows Lenin’s distortion in his April Theses and talks of a society called “socialism” as “inevitable as an intermediate stage between capitalism and communism”.


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