V.I. Lenin


Socialism and War

The Attitude of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party Towards the War [1]


Written in July-August 1915.
Published in pamphlet form in the autumn of 1915 by the editorial board of the newspaper Sotsial-Demokrat, Geneva.
Republished in the pamphlet Lenin on War and Peace, Foreign Languages Press, Peking 1970, pp.1-57.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for REDS – Die Roten.



1. The pamphlet Socialism and War was published in German in September 1915 and distributed among the delegates to the Zimmerwald Socialist Conference. In 1916 it was published in French.


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