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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 16. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 6, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3260.

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(1923). The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 16. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3260

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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
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  • 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 T "I would like to quote another example: the famous "Weimar Spirit". Reformism as a political system, devoid of all romanticism, remote from the actual struggle, naturally does not appeal to the large masses of the youth. That is why the social democrats seek an ideal for their youth movement and for an ideology which will attract the youth. Gogol, in his Memoir es of an Insane Man writes: "The mouth was made in Hamburg." The ideals of the social democratic youth movement were made in Weimar, and these ideals are dead and decomposed. Young people assembled in Weimar; there was much dancing and a torchlight parade. This was called an "event" and on that day the "new man" of the social democratic youth movement was born. New men are born of new economic and political conditions, and not of torchlight processions. It was a discovery peculiar to the social democrats, that a new man can be created by a spiritual experience; but this is the new ideal of the young German movement, of the bankrupt bourgeois youth; that is what they have taken up. Some of the more clever among them realized that the intellectual intensity of the Weimar spirit was too great and after the first hurray things went off a little more quietly. But this spirit has taken firm root in the social democratic youth movement and even today it holds sway over large masses of them. " Another example of this kind of mentality are the German Young Socialists, a somewhat older group which forms a special faction within the social democratic party. This is an out and out petty bourgeois tendency which openly combats the materialist conception of history; which will have nothing to do with economic problems; which declares that its task is to " create the new man "; that the spiritual side of man is not sufficiently considered; and that the emphasis of activity should be laid upon spiritual development. Reading their literature one realises immediately that this is a petty bourgeois, individualistic movement, a movement that has no place in any socialist, proletarian, and still less in any Marxian organization. The activities of the social democratic youth in the past few years correspond with this ideology. The party and the youth of the social democrats work more and more in conjunction with bourgeois organizations, and naturally this finds expression in their ideology. There is nothing astonishing in the fact that after signing the same appeals as were signed by the German democratic youth, the social democratic youth should adopt the same ideology and the eulogy of republican forms, until practically every difference between 14