April 14, 1960
(Letter to Pavitra from Satprem)
Hyderabad, April 14, 1960
The following passage, taken from the Revue des Deux Mondes of March 1960, was part of a course taught by Dimitri Manowilski in 1931 at the Lenin School of Political Warfare in Moscow:
“Our turn will come in twenty to thirty years. To win, we need an element of surprise. The bourgeoisie should be lulled to sleep. Therefore, we must first launch the most spectacular peace movement that has ever existed, replete with inspiring proposals and extraordinary concessions. The stupid and decadent capitalist countries will cooperate joyfully in their own destruction. They will jump at this new opportunity for friendship. As soon as their guard is down, we shall crush them beneath our closed fist.” (Quoted in the Revue Militaire d'Information, December 1959.)
What does Mother think of this?
I read Mother the extract from the Revue des Deux Mondes. This was her comment:
“It is quite possible that this is their original intention, I am aware of it. But they are wrong if they think it will turn out like that... We shall see!”