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Dannenberg, Karl. Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 17. 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/1447.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1918). Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 17. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1447

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Dannenberg, Karl, Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 17, 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/1447.

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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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Title Image 17
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Transcript The writer was and still is under the impression that Socialism and Socialists were primarily occupied writh a study of capitalist conditions, for the main purpose of ascertaining the causes of the workers' misery and abolishing them. Since, however, delving diligently through the above and noting the importance attached to a "Socialist conception of a city" (run on the basis of capitalist production, mind you), my staunch conviction, that the source of all social misery in society today is but a logical product of the forces underlying capitalist production, has been somewhat shaken. It seems that the absence of municipal subways, hospitals, nurseries and beaches has a great deal more to do with this problem than the appropriation of surplus value from the workers by the capitalists. Because, if the Marxian doctrine of surplus value, etc., were sound, why does a prominent Socialist, and a candidate for mayor at that, persist in placing the palliation of effects in the limelight, and totally overlook to advocate the abolition of the cause? In order to get out of this uncomfortable dilemma, the writer begs to put ten questions to Morris Hillquit, soliciting the courtesy of an adequate and early reply: The People or the Workers? 1. ^n what principle and form is the Socialist conception of a city, predicated upon the capitalist mode of production like New York is and would have continued to be also under your administration, different from the current Socialist conception of capitalist institutions or Capitalism in general ? 2. Will you refer me to one recognized work of Socialist Economics or Philosophy wherein is advocated that "the principal business of the city is to take care of its people," or that it is the duty of a Socialist official to supply material aid to the poor, i. e., to dispense charity? Has it not always been the contention of Socialists, that as long as the capitalist mode of production exists, 16