- Author: Lenin
- Date: 1919
- Location: Russia
- Link: www.marx2mao.com/Lenin/EPDP19.html
- PDF: see attachment at the bottom of this page.
Theoretically, there can be no doubt that between capitalism and communism there lies a definite transitional period which must combine the features and properties of both these forms of social economy. This transition period has to be a period of struggle between dying capitalism and nascent communism -- or, in other words, between capitalism which has been defeated but not destroyed and communism which has been born but is still very feeble.