Daniel De Leon, the Man and His Work: A Symposium

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National Executive Committee, Socialist Labor Party, 1919 - Socialists - 186 pages
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Page 170 - High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Page 101 - The Congress declares that in order that the working-class may develop its full strength in the struggle against capitalism, it is necessary that there should be but one socialist party in each country as against the parties of the capitalists, just as there is but one proletariat in each country.
Page 131 - ... be hung, and failing that, we fail in our duty. "Now, as to the errors that crop out of Caminita's brain. He certainly is perpetrating a joke, or else he is woefully misinformed. "He said if you keep the political clause in here, then it is a Socialist organization, but if you will strike out the political clause then you will be greeted as an economic organization. Why, that is a brand new discovery. Socialism is the gospel of the labor movement. Socialism says that labor produces all wealth,...
Page 83 - In a modern democratic state the conquest of the public power by the proletariat cannot be the result of an uprising; it must be the result of long and assiduous labor of proletarian organization in both political and economic fields, of the physical and moral regeneration of the working class, and of the gradual conquest of municipal and legislative assemblies.
Page 79 - Premier Lenin is a great admirer of Daniel De Leon, considering him the greatest of modern Socialists — the only one who had added anything to Socialist thought since Marx.
Page 19 - ... Volkszeitung element and its co-conspirators within the Party used to accuse us loudly and lengthily for harboring in the ST & LA such scamps as they declared that CLF leading element to be. After the convention, all sins being forgiven, both these elements promptly fell into each other's arms and joined forces against the Party. The struggle was on. Taxation Taxes Party Patience The supreme test was soon to come. The situation presented several elements that must now be made clear. When, as...
Page 98 - In the first place, the trade union has a supreme mission. That mission is nothing short of organizing by uniting, and uniting by organizing, the whole working class industrially — not merely those for whom there are jobs; accordingly, not only those who can pay dues. This unification or organization is essential in order to save the eventual and possible victory from bankruptcy, by enabling the working class to assume and conduct production the moment the guns of the public powers fall into its...
Page 98 - IWW: the primacy of economic over political action and a belief in the syndicalist organization of the new society. As the ALU Journal expressed the organization's philosophy: "The economic organization of the proletariat is the heart and soul of the Socialist movement. . . . The purpose of industrial unionism is to organize the working class in approximately the same departments of production and distribution as those which will obtain in the co-operative commonwealth...
Page 98 - This unification or organization is essential in order to save the eventual and possible victory from bankruptcy, by enabling the working class to assume and conduct production the moment the guns of the public powers fall into its hands — or before, if need be, if capitalist political chicanery pollutes the ballot box. The mission is important also in that the industrial organization forecasts the future constituencies of the parliaments of the Socialist Republic.
Page 100 - Whereas, At the last International Congress, held in Paris, in 1900, a resolution generally known as the Kautsky Resolution, was adopted, the closing clauses of which contemplate the emergency of the working class accepting office at the hand of such capitalist governments, and also and especially PRESUPPOSE THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPARTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE RULING CLASS GOVERNMENTS IN THE CONFLICTS BETWEEN THE WORKING CLASS AND THE CAPITALIST CLASS; and "Whereas, the said clauses— applicable,...

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