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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 11. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3255.

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(1923). The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3255

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Title The Programs of the Young Communist International
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Young Communist International. Congress
Publisher Publishing House of the Young International
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Berlin, Germany
Date 1923
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Socialism and youth
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Young Communist International. Congress
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 55 pages; 21 cm
Original Item Location HX11.Y68P7 1923
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8319993~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 Public Domain: This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript " Other comrades believe also that the situation of the working class youth should be described otherwise then as it has been done. Each chapter dealing with the development of capitalism should be accompanied by a corresponding chapter dealing with the condition of the young workers during that period, so that the whole material should not be divided but instead be included under one chapter chronologically arranged. I do not believe that this change is justified either. First of all, it would make each individual chapter too long, which is a disadvantage from an editorial standpoint; second, it would force us, if we were to give a detailed description, to repeat the various problems of the young workers' situation in every chapter of the development of capitalism. In the numerous questions confronting us, for instance, the questions of hours of labor, night work, wages etc. there is no improvement of the condition of the young workers during the development of capitalism, but rather an increase of their suffering. For this reason I believe that this change also is not advisable. " Another question is that of the style in which the program is written. Many comrades object that it is too dry, too boring, and that since it is to be used for agitation purposes, it should be written in a clearer, more lively style. I agree with these comrades and I believe that in the time between the congress and the meeting of the Bureau, the program should be thoroughly studied and improved in style. However, we should not exaggerate. The use of the program for agitation purposes is important, but nevertheless secondary. The program is first of all a statement of principles; this demands an absolute exactness of phraseology, and strictly Marxian theses. In a choice between popularity and truth we shall naturally choose the latter. This is why we should not lay too much stress upon the program as a propaganda pamphlet. This cannot be, otherwise we should have to make it too long, dilute its contents, and use incorrect expressions. Of course, we ought to improve the style of the program and simplify it, as far as possible. "What are the differences between this program and the old Berlin program? First, we have added some new chapters, and secondly we have enlarged many others already dealt with in the old one. Then we have taken up new problems, such as the role of the young communist movement. This question is hardly mentioned in the Berlin program. It was first brought up at the Second World Congress of the Y.C.I. There we dealt with the question for