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Kun, Béla, 1886-1939. Revolutionary essays - Image 19. 1920. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/662/show/628.

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Kun, Béla, 1886-1939. (1920). Revolutionary essays - Image 19. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/662/show/628

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Title Revolutionary essays
Series Title International socialist library, 15
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Kun, Béla, 1886-1939
Publisher British Socialist Party
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1920
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Austria
  • Hungary
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 46 pages; 18 cm.
Original Item Location HX256.K84
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304436~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 however, that the same section of the lower middle class which "offered up the workers as a sacrifice to their creditors" will once again attempt to come to an agreement with its creditors. While the lower middle class exists, it is not capable of renouncing itself, even if it does submit to the proletariat. Though incapable of independent resistance, it will nevertheless try by roundabout ways to distort the meaning and the aims of the Revolution. If it once manages, under whatsoever disguise, to reappear in the arena of the workers' struggle, it will use all its energies to the end that it may remain the proprietor of its little shop, and the client of capitalism. It demands first of all "the re-establishment of credit"—but this cry is, for the lower middle class, only "a disguised form of the cry for the re-establishment of private property." The Revolution, when celebrating the centenary of Marx's birth, will not forget the sentence he passed on the lower middle class. "The Desocialisation of Minds." ("Pravda," May nth, 1918.) At Kieff, the gallows is the weapon used against the minds of the German soldiers who have been converted to Socialism and revolutionised. At Reval, mutinous German sailors have been hung. Immediately behind the front line time is more valuable: there is no time to build gallows there, but the) bullet is quite sufficient. There it is bullets which are prescribed as remedies! for revolutionary minds. Nevertheless, the devastation in human material wrought by the war has been so great that the German and Austro- Hungarian imperialists, though they make use of gibbets and bullets, are forced to attempt to use the moral weapon also in the struggle with the minds converted to Socialism. In this way a new phrase has been coined, to describe the counter-revolutionary agitation in Germany and Austria- Hungary. This new phrase is "desocialisation of minds." In Austria-Hungary the revolutionary "danger" is extremely strong. There the layer of workers bought over (17)