As To Politics; A Discussion Upon The Relative Importance Of Political Action And Of Class…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byDaniel Deleon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...it for the sole purpose of emptying their ranks,"--a notion that can only proceed from a mistaken comprehension of facts in the case. Even if the whole Working Class abstained from voting, there would be NOT ONE SINGLE SEAT VACANT, the capitalist candidates would then be elected unanimously by the capitalists themselves. The theme of this discussion is serious. It should he approached, not with anger or preformed thoughts, but with a mind open to apprehend the facts and to reason from them.--Bd. The People.-FIFTH LETTER By H. B. HOFFMAN New York Whether the debate on the. political situation is closed or not it is up to the editor of the Daily People to reply to the following trite questions and answers. And as no comment can be made without presenting the matter from which the argument is drawn I would be pleased to see this contribution printed in full: The questions are addressed to an S. Iy. P. man: 1. "Are you a revolutionary body?" "We are and decidedly so." 2. "Very well. If, then, you are a political party you are organized to enforce or evolve legislative enactments?" (Hesitatingly). "Yes, we are organized for legislative purposes." 3. "And yet you call yourself revolutionary. Legislation within the capitalist State, in order to be declared valid, must be of a mild constitutional nature. It must partake of the capitalists' notion of validity. It must harmonize with the existing order of things, must it not?" "Yes." "So that if you harmonize with the capitalist State you can effect reforms, radical or ultra radical, but such reforms are drawn within the boundary lines of private property. In fact, you succeed in palliating rotten conditions, you ease the lot of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...it for the sole purpose of emptying their ranks,"--a notion that can only proceed from a mistaken comprehension...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217440983

ISBN - 13:9780217440981

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