V. I. Lenin
APRIL 12–27 (APRIL 25–MAY 10), 1905
OUTLINE OF A SPEECH ON THE QUESTION OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN WORKERS AND
INTELLECTUALS IN SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC
Outline of my speech on May 3 (15th sitting).
I. It is not right to say (as Vlasov did) that in our country it is the
intellectuals that are mainly the exponents of revolutionary
II. It is not right to say (as Vlasov did) that the elective principle will not
make for better information of the outlying districts, etc.
III. Vlasov said that it is the intellectuals that are at the head (of
splits and oppositions). This is confirmed by Latyshev, Lyadov,
W o r k e r s m u s t b e b r o u g h t i n t o t h e
c o m m i t t e e s.
|Written on April 20 (May 3), 1905
||Printed from the original|
|First published in 1926 in Lenin Miscellany V
The speeches were not taken down in shorthand, and in accordance with
the standing orders, every speaker had to submit a summary of his speech to
the Congress Bureau within two hours of the sitting (see Trety syezd
R.S.D.R.P., p. 11).