Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Download Folder

0 items

Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics
Image 13
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Dannenberg, Karl. Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 13. 1918. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1443.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Dannenberg, Karl. (1918). Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 13. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1443

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Dannenberg, Karl, Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 13, 1918, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 24, 2017, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1443.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
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.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Image 13
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name uhlib_3899556_012.jpg
Transcript ownership in the means of wealth production; furthermore, that this title of ownership, vested in the capitalist class, is the bludgeon which the exploiters swing over the heads of the numerically great class of wealth producers, and which compels the workers to offer themselves for sale like ordinary commodities. In just this commodity-status of labor-power, we also find the source of all surplus value—the source of the various forms of capitalist exploitation and aggrandizement. Therefore, as long as the capitalist system of production remains, wage-slavery remains, and as long as wage-slavery prevails, the worker remains a commodity, must continue to sell his physical or intellectual faculties to the exploiter, and is robbed of the major part of his product. Consequently, the only issue, as stated before, that can be consistently raised and advocated by a Socialist party, always emphasizing and taking the present full-fledged or highly social character of capitalist production into consideration, is the demand for the abolition of Capitalism and the inauguration of the Industrial Republic. Furthermore, all efforts and aims, leading to the realization of this demand, are to be considered Socialist aims and efforts, and all aims and efforts tending to obscure this goal and attempting to palliate the negative effects of this system, thereby directly assisting in giving this moribund society a further lease of life, are capitalist aims and efforts. This applies particularly to Socialist parties that labor under the ridiculous paradox of announcing as their "ultimate" aim the abolition of the wages-system, but formulate and advocate, for immediate and "practical" political activity, an endless series of "immediate" demands, which in principle and effect, and from a standpoint of revolutionary Socialist activity, actually tend to postpone, if not prevent or hinder, the realization of the "ultimate" aim. Such "reform measures" or "palliatives," attached to a program of a Socialist party, not only condemn this document on the ground of being at fisticuffs with the most elementary conceptions of logic, but also on the far graver charge of being a direct and formidable obstacle to the establishment of clarity and class- consciousness amongst the workers. Such a document is compar- 11