Debate: "Is the Failure of Socialism, as Evinced by the Recent Partial Return to Capitalism, Due to the Fallacies of Marxian Theory?": Affirmative: Professor Edwin R. A. Seligman ... Negative: Harry Waton ... Clare Sheridan, Chairman. Held at the Manhattan Opera House, New York City, Sunday Afternoon, April 30th, 1922 (Google eBook)

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Marx-Engels institute, 1922 - Socialism - 62 pages
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Page 53 - In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association, in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.
Page 44 - Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past.
Page 45 - The proletariat will use its political supremacy, to wrest, by degrees, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralise all instruments of production in the hands of the state, ie of the proletariat organised as the ruling class; and to increase the total of productive forces as rapidly as possible.
Page 60 - Its annihilation, the transformation of the individualized and scattered means of production into socially concentrated ones, of the pigmy property of the many into the huge property of the few...
Page 50 - Government, the latter feels it necessary to state that the essential point in its policy is the desire to create in Russia conditions that will favour the development of private initiative in the fields of industry, agriculture, transport, and commerce.
Page 1 - Is THE FAILURE OF SOCIALISM, AS EVINCED BY THE RECENT PARTIAL RETURN TO CAPITALISM, DUE TO THE FALLACIES OF MARXIAN THEORY?
Page 11 - The class struggle assumed historic significance, and the course of social evolution became apparent, and the working class came into ever greater power, only then when Marx shed the light of a master mind on the inner mechanism of social life. And it is this light which the working class need in their onward march towards their historic goal. It is the aim of " The Marxian " to foster in the working class a desire and to cultivate in them a capacity to seek after such knowledge and to understand...
Page 60 - This expropriation is accomplished by the immanent laws of capitalist production itself, by the centralization of capital; that is, not by the concentration of capital into the hands of capitalists, but by the centralization, organization and. cooperation of capital.
Page 11 - ... their onward march towards their historic goal. It is the aim of " The Marxian " to foster in the working class a desire and to cultivate in them a capacity to seek after such knowledge and to understand it thoroughly, so that the members of the working class should not need to look into the mouth of self-styled Marxists or reputed leaders in the Socialist movement for light and knowledge, as they were compelled to do until now. It will be the aim of this magazine to make the members of the working...

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