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M. Tomsky further said that he did not wish to

rob other people of their ideas and that there might well be a diversity of opinion in a single International. Although it is fair to record this reservation by M. Tomsky, it is also fair to add that nowhere in the literature of Bolshevism is there any approval of concession to or compromise with those who do not accept the full Com- munist creed. We said that it might be supposed from the passing of the resolution that the audience had been greatly impressed by M. Tomsky. But really we believe that most of the delegates vote in accordance with the instructions they have received before the Congress begins and that a great many—perhaps the majority—simply do not understand whither ingeniously phrased resolutions are leading them. Otherwise one can hardly account for the fact that the Congress passed both extremist and moderate resolutions. An example of the moderate resolution was the appeal to the Parlia- ment to invest the agreements of the Joint Industrial Councils with the same validity that belongs to the awards of the Trade Boards. Again, the Congress (perhaps not only out of politeness) cheered the fraternal delegates from America who explained what high wages they were receiving as the result of their co-operation with capital-