The Batt-Dannenberg Debate on Resolved, that by Political Action Alone, Without the Assistance of the Socialist Industrial Union, the Workers Can Emancipate Themselves ... Between Dennis E. Batt, Representing the Socialist Party, and Karl Dannenberg, Representing the Workers' International Industrial Union

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Literature Bureau of the Workers' International Industrial Union, 1919 - 52 стор.

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Сторінка 44 - Socialist revolution will not be assured unless the proletariat and the poorest peasantry manifest sufficient consciousness, idealism, self-sacrifice, and persistence. With the creation of a new — the Soviet — type of state, offering to the oppressed toiling masses the opportunity to participate actively in the free construction of a new society, we have solved only a small part of the difficult task. The main difficulty is in the economic domain; to raise the productivity of labor, to establish...
Сторінка 2 - Industrial Unionism is the Socialist Republic in the making; and the goal once reached, the Industrial Union is the Socialist Republic in operation. Accordingly, the Industrial Union is at once the battering ram with which to pound down the fortress of Capitalism, and the successor of the capitalist social structure itself.
Сторінка 19 - There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people, and the few who make up the employing class have all the good things of life. " Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the toilers come together on the political field under the banner of a distinct revolutionary political party governed by the workers...
Сторінка 50 - With the creation of a new type of state, — the Soviet, — offering to the oppressed toiling masses the opportunity to participate actively in the free construction of a new society, we have solved only a small part of the difficult task. The main difficulty is in the economic domain : to raise the productivity of labor, to establish strict and uniform state accounting and control of production and distribution, and actually to socialize production.
Сторінка 51 - In the first place, it is impossible to conquer and destroy capitalism without the merciless suppression of the resistance of the exploiters, who cannot be at once deprived of their wealth, of their advantages in organization and knowledge, and who will, therefore, during quite a long period inevitably attempt to overthrow the hateful (to them) authority of the poor. Secondly, every great revolution, and especially a Socialist revolution, even if there were no external war, is inconceivable without...
Сторінка 32 - And it has de^ veloped splendidly in this suitable political and legal atmosphere, so splendidly that the bourgeoisie is now not very far from the position which the nobility occupied in 1789. It is becoming more and more not alone a social superfluity but a social impediment. It takes an ever diminishing part in the work of production and becomes more and more, as the noble did, a mere revenue consuming class. And this revolution in its position and the creation of a new class, that of the proletariat,...

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