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Dannenberg, Karl. Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 27. 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/1457.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1918). Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 27. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1457

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Dannenberg, Karl, Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 27, 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/1457.

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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 ment with the naiveness and bliss of the uninitiated, average voter, we must conclude: that a realization of all the promises and demands contained in the Municipal Platform actually spells paradise for the workers—under Capitalism. With the inauguration of such an era in Greater New York, the organization of the Industrial Republic would, therefore, become unnecessary. Such a period of "Socialist reconstruction" of moribund Capitalism would be synonymous with the advent of a capitalist Eden, in which the toolless workers would be the political despots and the tool-owning capitalists the serfs. Highly original and desirable, is it not? In the humble opinion of the writer, the vision and expectation of such an ideal state of proletarian prosperity and social equilibrium, announcing its dawn with the election of Morris Hillquit, were responsible for the side-tracking or boycotting of Socialism in the Municipal Platform of the S. P. of Greater New York. Why work for the social revolution, the Industrial Republic, the abolition of wage-slavery, when you can live in bliss and paradise by merely introducing the municipal reforms of the S. P. in New York? Tactics of Compromise Another phase of this campaign, a phase which lucidly illustrates the compromising, therefore, unsocialistic attitude assumed by the S. P. in the same, was the open acceptance of endorsements from notorious capitalist politicians and acknowledged Non-Socialists. Not only was the endorsement of an Amos Pinchot, who frankly stated that he was not a Socialist end never expected to be one, accepted with jubilance; not only was the letter of a Dudley Field Malone, a notorious "reform" politician and supporter of the Wilson administration in "national affairs," endorsing and supporting the candidacy of Morris Hillquit on the principle "Tammany must be defeated," conspicuously reprinted in the N. Y. Call; but these men, self-confessed affirmers of Capitalism, mind you, were even permitted 25