Bolshevism: The Enemy of Political and Industrial Democracy

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Harper & brothers, 1919 - Communism - 389 pages
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Page 270 - No social order ever disappears before all the productive forces for which there is room in it have been developed; and new higher relations of production never appear before the material conditions of their existence have matured in the womb of the old society itself.
Page 267 - Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinctive feature; it has simplified the class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other : Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.
Page 237 - The fundamental problem of the Constitution of the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic involves, in view of the present transition period, the establishment of a dictatorship of the urban and rural proletariat and the poorest peasantry in the form of a powerful All-Russian Soviet authority, for the purpose of abolishing the exploitation of men by men and of introducing Socialism, in which there will be neither a division into classes nor a state of autocracy.
Page 267 - All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interest of minorities. The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority.
Page 294 - To learn how to work — this problem the Soviet authority should present to the people in all its comprehensiveness. The last word of capitalism in this respect, the Taylor System, as well as all progressive measures of capitalism...
Page 294 - We should immediately introduce piece work and try it out in practice. We should try out every scientific and progressive suggestion of the Taylor System To learn how to work — this problem the Soviet authority should present to the people in all its comprehensiveness.
Page 147 - Government deems it its right and its duty to declare forthwith that free Russia does not aim at dominating other peoples, at depriving them of their national patrimony, or at occupying foreign territories by force, but that its object is to establish a durable peace on the basis of the right of nations to decide their own destiny.
Page 297 - But how can we secure a strict unity of will ? By subjecting the will of thousands to the will of one. This subjection, if the participants in the common work are ideally conscious and disciplined, may resemble the mild leading of an orchestra conductor ; it may also take the acute form of a dictatorship, if there is no ideal discipline and consciousness.
Page 95 - ... Socialist Manifesto addressed to the Russian laboring masses, issued soon after the beginning of the war. We mentioned George Plekhanov as one of the signers of the Manifesto, and, since it is most probable that he was the real author of it, we will repeat some parts which have proven really prophetic. "We, the undersigned, belong to the different shades of Russian socialistic thought. We differ on many things, but we firmly agree in that the defeat of Russia in her struggle with Germany would...
Page 275 - The following persons enjoy neither the right to vote nor the right to be voted for, even though they belong to one of the categories enumerated above, namely:

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