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Dannenberg, Karl. Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 9. 1918. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1439.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1918). Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 9. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1439

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Dannenberg, Karl, Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 9, 1918, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 23, 2017, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1439.

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Title Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Dannenberg, Karl
Publisher Radical Review Publishing Association
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
Date 1918
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United States
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 28 pages; 20 cm.
Original Item Location HX89.D3
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302909~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript been prepared for and made susceptible to the political messages and issues. Labor and Capital, as far as the former was class- conscious, were anxiously looking forward to the beginning of the political struggle; both classes keenly desirous of expressing their respective interests through their political organs—both desirous of capturing political offices and power in the interest of their class. The working class, it can be stated without undue exaggeration, was impatiently marking time, vibrating with revolutionary fervor and keyed up to the highest possible tension, restlessly awaiting the command to strike a blow for peace and emancipation. In the shadow of the mighty and impressive Russian Revolution; plainly hearing the ominous volcanic rumblings in Italy, Germany, Ireland and other countries; indignantly perceiving the attempts of plutocracy at home to foist the despotism of State Capitalism upon the workers; the despised Prussian militarism having become a reality in this asylum of Democracy; prices of life necessities having reached unthought of heights and pitilessly continuing to soar, as a logical consequence of the American food barons finding it more profitable to feed the war; the repugnant and leering visage of industrial feudalism looking at the proletariat threateningly from the windows of the White House; starvation, the possibility of immeasurable sacrifices of life and blood, health and sacred convictions looming up menacingly on the horizon; in the presence of such compelling, inhuman pressure and blunt arguments can the existence of an abundance of revolutionary vitaUty amongst the disinherited still be considered a surprising factor? The Task of the Socialist Movement From the foregoing can be gleaned that prior to and during the recent elections, the revolutionary vitality and the faculty and willingness of assimilation were xactors and potential forces inherent in the proletariat. They were a logical product of our revolutionary era, pregnant with dynamic energy, and boded ill to American Imperialism. How were these manifestations of 7