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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 28. 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/1458.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1918). Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 28. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1467/show/1458

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Dannenberg, Karl, Reform or revolution, or, Socialism and socialist politics - Image 28, 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/1458.

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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 to advocate the election of the Socialist candidate from the platform of the S. P., in terms and with arguments absolutely foreign to and at wrar with the Socialist conception of capitalist society. In other words: these capitalist politicians were permitted to solicit support for the party's ticket with arguments not only typically capitalistic in character, but originating in every respect from an out and out capitalist version of the present economic and social system. By this act, the Socialist Party tolerated the delivery of speeches from its official platform that were a direct repudiation of Socialism. Numerous other endorsements of this character were tentatively accepted and utilized to exploit and attract the non-socialist element to the support of not Socialism (none of the capitalist endorsers intended or wished that), but of Hillquit. By these criminal methods the last vestiges of the Socialist Party's class character were sacrificed upon the altar of—political charlatanism. The issue was not: "A vote for Hillquit is a vote for Socialism, but a vote for the Socialist Party is a vote for Hillquit." The utilization of the capitalist press in the interest of the Socialist Party's candidate, the spending of vast sums, whether of the campaign fund or by the so-called nominal "Hillquit leagues" does not play a role here, for advertisements in these acknowledged mouthpieces of the capitalist class; the placarding of the city with the so-called milk bottle and bread pasters, promising cheap milk and bread in case of a Hillquit victory; the acceptance and non- repudiation of these questionable and unscrupulous methods by the party was a fitting closing act to this drama of political buccaneering. The most regrettable and actually criminal aspect of these "opportunistic" tactics is, however, that the prestige of Socialism was dragged along into the mire—into the gutter of pure and simple politicianism; thereby spreading seemingly irremediable confusion amongst the workers, and making it nigh impossible for legitimate Socialism to get a hearing and gain adherents for some time to come. t 26