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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 15. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 25, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3259.

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(1923). The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 15. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3259

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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 foreword that the centrist international of youth stands closer to us in words, but when it comes to deeds, they unite with the second international of youth. Their tendency to fusion with the second international of youth proves this fact. " And now the question of the role of the young communist movement, the most important part of the program. You know how the social democrats look at this question. I will speak here primarily of the second international of youth. It is evident that in the fusion of the two internationals of youth the second international will devour the second and a half; the influence of the second and a half will appear, at most, in the formulation of a few questions. But as a rule the ideology of the second international of youth will predominate in the future united international. The social democrats are not especially clear as to its role. They develop in the direction of a radical-liberal bourgeois youth movement. The period of the world revolution had destroyed all those petty bourgeois intellectual-radical groups which refused to join the class war against capitalism. The social democratic youth movement has become the heir of these defunct petty bourgeois movements. They overestimate the significance of the cultural factor in the social democratic youth movement, and in history in general. "Let me give you a few examples. In 1920 appeared in the Neue Zeit, the theoretical organ of the German social democracy an article by a certain N.L., who, as far as I can judge, is a young socialist teacher. Therein he propounded the following theory: a certain movement may be noticed in all sections of the youth, proletarian as well as bourgeois. This movement tends to the creation of . independent youth organizations and independent youthful activities. This general manifestation has a common cause — the cultural aspirations of the youth which conflict with the capitalist culture. And he concludes: "these cultural aspirations are the same in all classes and if the social democracy were able to set up a program which corresponded to these aspirations, it could unite the whole German youth under its wing." This is a theory which / leaves wholly out of consideration the political and economic basis/ of society; sees every problem in the cultural light; forgets the/ Marxian principles of the class struggle; and believes in the petty V bourgeois heaven as a kingdom of youth. This is the most extreme expression of the decadence of the ideology of the social democratic youth movement. 13