chapter  7
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The Fight for the Realization of Socialism

This chapter implies a failure to believe that the great majority of the peasants can be induced to participate in the upbuilding of socialism. It also implies a failure to believe that the proletariat of our country, which holds the strategic positions of the national economy, is competent to induce the great majority of the peasants to participate in the upbuilding of socialism. The historical significance of the Fourteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union lies in this, that it was able to disclose the roots of the errors of the new opposition, to make short work of the new opposition's unfaith and whimperings, and to give a clear lead in the fight for the establishment of socialism. The Fourteenth Congress opened for the Party a perspective of victory, and thereby at the same time equipped the proletariat with an inextinguishable faith in the success of socialist construction.