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Dannenberg, Karl. Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 12. 1918. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1442.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1918). Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 12. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1442

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Dannenberg, Karl, Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 12, 1918, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 21, 2017, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1442.

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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 certainly a splendid indication of victory. Judging from the premises of election returns, from the basis of superficial results, the outcome of the political battle in especially Greater New York certainly has all the earmarks of a sweeping victory for Socialism and a forceful protest against American Imperialism. The question which, however, now inevitably crops up and demands an unequivocal answer, an answer which will throw a penetrating light upon the nature of the above victory and enable us to intelligently estimate the value of the same for the Socialist movement, is: upon what platform and issues were these electoral successes and this relatively gigantic support of the voters obtained ?; furthermore, were the principles upon which the Socialist Party conducted the municipal campaign in Manhattan Socialist principles, that is: were they in harmony with the fundamental principles of the Socialist philosophy? As stated before, the answer to these queries furnishes the basis for an intelligent conception of the relative significance and quality of this much heralded Socialist victory and vote. What is a Socialist Campaign? In order to determine whether the municipal campaign, carried on by the Socialist Party in Greater New York, was a bona fide Socialist campaign, i. e., a campaign not only conducted nominally by a Socialist party, but actually along Socialist principles, we must first establish a criterion for what wre consider a Socialist campaign to be. And, in the humble opinion of the writer, the correct answer to this inquiry can only be gleaned from a proper appreciation of the mission of a Socialist party in present-day society. The writer contends, taking the advanced and full-fledged form of capitalist production as his point of departure, that the only demand of a Socialist party in its political struggle with the political parties of the exploiting class should be the abolition of the wages system—the abolition of Capitalism. We are fully aware that the commodity-status of labor-power is only the logical effect of the private or capitalist 10