The Present Status of Socialism in America ...

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The University Press, 1911 - Socialism - 265 pages

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Page 29 - the proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degrees, all capital from the bourgeoisie; to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state, ie, of the proletariat organized as the ruling class; and to increase the total of productive forces as rapidly as possible.
Page 19 - 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.
Page 18 - In every historical epoch, the prevailing mode of economic production and exchange, and the social organization necessarily following from it, form the basis upon which is built up, and from which alone can be explained, the political and intellectual history of that epoch.
Page 94 - the right track for the discovery of the natural laws of its movement, it can neither clear by bold leaps, nor remove by legal enactments, the obstacles offered by the successive phases of its normal development. But it can shorten and lessen the birth pangs.
Page 229 - Instead of the conservative motto, ' A fair day's wages for a fair day's work,' we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, ' Abolition of the wage system.'
Page 115 - the principle of social regulation of production, which is the quintessence of the political economy of the laboring class. And therefore the ten-hour bill was not only a great practical success, it was the victory of a principle.
Page 63 - the undersigned, recognizing the class struggle between the capitalist class and the working class, and the necessity of the working class constituting themselves into a political party distinct from and opposed to all parties formed by the propertied classes, hereby declare that I have severed my relations with all other parties,
Page 119 - means of production, transportation, and distribution into the hands of the people as a collective body, and substituting the Cooperative Commonwealth for the present state of planless production, industrial war,
Page 47 - We hold that there is a class struggle in society and that this struggle is caused by economic conditions. . . . We hold that the class struggle will continue until the producer is recognized as the sole master of his product. . . . We
Page 191 - That occupancy and use of land be the sole title to possession. The scientific reforestation of timber lands and the reclamation of swamp lands. The land so reforested or reclaimed to be permanently retained as a part of the public domain.

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