Recent American Socialism (1884) Richard T. Ely

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Recent American Socialism (1884) by Richard T. Ely
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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... has not strengthenedMoreThis 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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... has not strengthened the social democrats. He has rendered several services to them. He has united hostile factions into one compact party- he has in his persecutions enabled them to pose as martyrs, and actually to feel themselves such--and that is a great source of strength- finally, he has made propaganda for them, and drawn to them the sympathies of wellmeaning people. Every possible obstacle to their political action has had this result.

They have elected the largest number of members of Parliament since these laws against them were in force. Russia, France and Germany, all serve as warning against restrictions upon the socialists in the United States. But from the Truth of January 26, 1884, and a recent number of the Sozialist, we may gain a hint as to the true policy. In speaking of the indiscriminate use of dynamite as a means of propaganda, Truth says: Its effect would be directly reactionary. Either it would induce repressive laws abrogating the rights we have now, which permit us to spread our doctrines, or it would wring from the fears of the bourgeoisie such ameliorative measures as might postpone for centuries the final struggle for complete emancipation.

The Sozialist of January 3, 1885, predicts that they, the socialists, will obtain assistance in their propaganda from their enemies, who will increase discontent among the masses, and thus prepare heart and mind for the seed they expect to sow. The two words used by Truth, ameliorative measures, indicate the correct method of dealing with social problems. We must listen to complaints of those who feel that they are oppressed, and not suppose that the demands of even socialists are unjust, simply because they are made by socialists.

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