"the favourite of the whole party" "most able foce among the youngest! "his theoretical views can only with the very greatest doubt regarded as fully Marxist"
Relationship with Lenin:
Admired Lenin. 1916, wrote to Lenin "i have the greatest respect for you". Teacher (Lenin) Bukharin (Golden boy) headed the first communist opposition - doesn't fully agree. Embraced Lenin's new economic policy.
1921, a foreign visitor "named in Russia as the eventual successor to Lenin" "reputation for honesty, fairness and incorruptibility.
Party Powerbase/Government Powerbase:
- Considered as the party's ideological handbook, enabling of propaganda, responsible for communist education academies, taught aspiring future party workers. In charge of education. Candidate member of Politburo: can't vote when it comes to important decisions. Editor of 2 big newspapers - "Pravda" and "Communist"
- No Gov. Powerbase.
Leading lights in Moscow communist party 1917. After October revolution, influenced compatriots to seize power in Moscow encouraging Germans to seize power.
Lack of vision/direction. "I will only remind you…