Thursday, November 30, 2017

An Outstanding Revolutionary and Leninist -- In Commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Georgi Dimitrov, CPSU 1972

Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project

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Leaflet: An Outstanding Revolutionary and Leninist -- In Commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Georgi Dimitrov, CPSU 1972

Published in 1972 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of his birth, this booklet contains two separate essays from a Soviet perspective on what the authors saw as the importance and legacy of Bulgarian Communist leader and revolutionary Georgi Dimitrov. Dimitrov was the first leader of the post-war People's Republic of Bulgaria and is especially famous for his defense during the Nazi Leipzig Trial in 1933 when he was charged (falsely) with having been part of a conspiracy to burn down the Reichstag.

The essays are interesting in the focus on his ideological and tactical positions towards the united front idea and nationalism.

One notable quote was "We Communists are implacable and principled opponents of bourgeois nationalism of every stripe. But we are not advocates of national nihilism and must never appear as such".

(Click on scans to enlarge)

When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource. 

While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.

All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).

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