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Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics
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Dannenberg, Karl. Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 26. 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/1456.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1918). Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 26. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1456

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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 This Municipal Platform can be termed a ragout of all the hash houses of social reform that ever operated in the political arena. The tenor of this document is everything but Socialistic or class-conscious; it betrays the spirit actuated by an insatiable desire for political office (Capitalism remaining intact, of course), and denotes most conclusively the motives of a coterie of political adventurers falsely flying the flag of Socialism. In this document, outside of a few stereotype and essentially meaningless phrases, the economic basis of Socialism is completely ignored; fundamentals like the material foundation of the class struggle, the commodity status of the worker, the nature of his exploitation, the source of profit, etc., are conveniently ignored and substituted by a hazy terminology of "public service," the "municipal property," "public use," "municipalization of the drug business," "public universities," etc., of course entirely failing to explain the origin and nature of "public ownership and exploitation" (see Government Ownership, etc.). As a whole the Municipal Platform of the S. P. of Greater New York is everything but a Socialist document. It may be classified and considered a formidable foundation for the Hillquit campaign, because in its demands it promises the workers relief and palliation for all the actual and imaginary ills of the present system—without, of course, even thinking or organizing properly to abolish the same. In this document, which would be highly amusing, if the effects of its circulation were not so tragic, the workers are promised everything conceivable and unconceivable under not the sun, but Capitalism, from municipal laundries, nurseries, drug depots, markets, maternity centres and employment bureaus to a pension for the unemployed. When setting aside, for the time being, all scientific facts and scruples, entirely ignoring the laws and conclusions of Socialist Economics and Sociology—laws and conclusions which stamp and condemn by far the major part of the demands in this platform as unscientific and highly Utopian—and when approaching this docu- 24