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Dannenberg, Karl. The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism - Image 20. 1919. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1375/show/1354.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1919). The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism - Image 20. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1375/show/1354

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Title The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Dannenberg, Karl
Publisher Literature Bureau of the Workers' International Industrial Union
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Detroit, Michigan
Date 1919
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
  • Labor unions
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  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 33 pages: chart; 17 cm.
Original Item Location HX86.D25 1919
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304529~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 18 THE ROAD TO POWER economic indispensability, it is now quite a simple proposition to formulate a tactical program for the organization of this industrial might. Before we proceed with this task, it is, however, imperative to re-state in short the basic objective or ultimate goal of the proletarian struggle. This objective, as emphasized before, is determined, first, by the Socialist analysis of capitalist production, and, secondly, by the proper appreciation, with the aid of the Materialistic Conception of History, of the historic role allotted to the working-class in the process of evolution. From the application of Historical Materialism and Marxian Economics to social development in general and Capitalism in particular, we are compelled to conclude that the basic cause of the workers' misery, and the original source of all class demarcations existing in present society, plus the innumerable effects resulting therefrom, are to be found in the capitalist or private ownership of the socially produced and operated instruments of wealth production; and that, in consequence, as long as the fundamental antithesis betwreen social production and individual appropriation continues to exist, the multifarious other economic and political contradictions would naturally continue to thrive. The immediate and ultimate objective of the Socialist movement must, therefore, concentrate and' organize around the demand for the abolition of private ownership in the socially necessary instruments of production (including all land), i. e., must marshal its forces for the shattering of the commodity status in labor- power and the inauguration of the Industrial Republic. Consequently, at this late date of capitalist development, in this period of social turmoil and full-fledged Capitalism, the only demand worthy of unstinted working-class support is the one which demands nothing less than the unconditional surrender of the capitalist class—the Socialist Com-