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Dannenberg, Karl. The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism - Image 21. 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/1355.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1919). The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism - Image 21. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1375/show/1355

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Dannenberg, Karl, The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism - Image 21, 1919, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 9, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1375/show/1355.

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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
Genre (AAT)
  • 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 CONSTRUCTIVE ELEMENTS OF SOCIALISM 19 monwealth. With this demand as the only immediate and ultimate aim to struggle for, with the social revolution as the objective before it, the Socialist movement can not fail to be a truly revolutionary movement, and must by necessity formulate tactics just as revolutionary as the aim that gave birth to them. We have seen from the foregoing that the economic power of the workers slumbers in their class-consciousness; furthermore, that this class- consciousness can only be effectively aroused and reared in the proletarians with the aid of Socialist education predicated upon a Socialist or revolutionary objective. Therefore, all so-called "Socialist propaganda" and "activity" not based upon such an aim, or advancing it as the "ultimate demand," advocating as "immediate demands" an endless string of palliatives or reforms, can not be considered Socialist activity, and the adherents and votes obtained thereby can not be considered class- conscious adherents or votes. The Socialist aim must, in consequence, be jealously guarded and kept intact by the Socialist movement, and can not be sacrificed to the aspirations of political quacks or charlatans. The question what organic form is this economic power, this proletarian class-consciousness, to take on in its battle against the economic power of the capitalist class is nowr in order, and will be treated in as detailed a form as the limited space at our disposal permits. As an introduction to this phase of Constructive Socialism, we desire to affirm the importance and necessity of utilizing both wings at the disposal of the proletariat—of the workers practising political as well as industrial action in the conduction of the class war. Admitting the imperativeness of both, it now remains to establish the function of each