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Socialist Party (U.S.). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 51. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/242.

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Socialist Party (U.S.). (1916). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 51. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/242

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Title Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916
Alternative Title Socialist handbook, for president, Allen L. Benson; for vice-president, George R. Kirkpatrick; the workers' candidates, not backed by Wall street or the war trust
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Publisher Socialist Party
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Chicago, Illinois
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Campaign literature
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 63 pages; 17 cm.
Original Item Location HX89.S62
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304531~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 Nor should we accept the statements of our great capitalists and great statesmen that militarism is not here. Did not the great capitalists and great statesmen of Germany always deny that militarism was there? Must we wait until confessions come from the interests that are back of our militarism? Why should we expect them to confess? The German militarists never confessed. If we who live in this country value our lives, we must face the facts of our militarism and deal with them intelligently —at once. Regardless of what President Wilson says, what we have here now is the greatest militarism that the world, in time of peace, ever saw. The American people are not militaristically inclined, any more than the people of Germany were militaristically inclined. The people, everywhere, are for peace. But great capitalists everywhere are in search of foreign trade. Our great capitalists have, as a result of the European war, picked up the bulk of Europe's foreign trade. Our great capitalists know that, the war ended, Europe will try to recover her trade. Our Rockefellers and Morgans do not intend to give it back. That is why they want a tremendous navy. They want an enormous army to keep the poverty- stricken workers of the United States from attacking strikebreakers. You may have noticed the other day that 25,000 militiamen intended for the Mexican border were to be kept at home lest a great railway strike should break out. Our capitalists expect to have much use for soldiers after the European war ends. They expect to pay wages so low that workers will be goaded into strikes. Why do they expect to pay low wages? Because they know that poverty-stricken Europe will all but compete them off their feet to get back her foreign trade. They expect Europe to offer the world cheap goods. Our capitalists also intend to offer cheap goods. Our capitalists will get their profit from foreign trade, but 49