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The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 17. 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/3261.

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(1923). The Programs of the Young Communist International - Image 17. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3305/show/3261

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Title The Programs of the Young Communist International
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  • 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
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  • Young Communist International. Congress
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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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
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript the two organizations disappears. Naturally, after laying emphasis upon the education of " the new man " they disparage political and trade union struggles. These young workers take no part whatever in political activities, except perhaps in Sweden and Denmark. But after the proposed young workers convention in Scandinavia — a convention a la Bielefeld — it is probable that these social patriots will be sufficiently Germanised and Weimarised so as to no longer form even this exception. " As for the Centrists, they remain centrists in this matter also. They believe that the youth should take part in politics — but academic politics. Theoretically they stand for and advocate academic political activity: practically they are against all participation and take no share in political matters. This is clear from the fact that the ideology of the centrist youth is that of political neutrality, and political neutrality is possible only in an organization which takes no active part in politics. But they are not neutral, in reality, since they are adherents of the centrist socialist parties — even if their activity is educational instead of political. Not much will remain of this centrist conception — except perhaps in diluted and modified forms — after the fusion with the second international. The ideology of the second international will conquer not only the Swedish and Danish social democrats but also the .sections of the centrist international of youth. " Our definition of the role of the young communist movement is well known and, we believe, is correct. We need spend no time in discussing it. I want only to emphasize that when we say we are a mass organization for the communist education of the young workers and that we differ from the second international of youth and the centrists, we mean that we are an organization for education in the struggle, through the struggle, and by the struggle. The centrists say: " The communists have come around to our point of view. We advocate education and they advocate education". But the difference is that we mean different things when we employ the same words and that we act in accordance with our meaning, in our views of socialism, of the formis and methods of a working class party. The same thing is true of the youth movements. The centrists interpret education ais academic politics, theories, and no action: we interpret education as knowledge derived from and through the struggle, and as preparation for further struggle. 15