The Conservator Volume 24-25

The Conservator Volume 24-25

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... made in former books. And he points out the equal mistakes of others. We try to predict history. Something unforeseen shoves the current off its immediate descent. To say that nothing has been learned since Marx is as if we said nothing was ever learned before Marx. To speak of Socialism as German or French or English, or anything else, as if limited in its origins, is to rob it of its indisputably universal genesis. VVhen you say Socialism can only come from the bottom or can only come from the top. When you say the bottom's'no use. When you say the top's no use. When you exclude the so called intellectual by saying proletarian alone. When you exclude the so called proletarian by saying intellectual alone. When you make too much of culture or ignorance. You find Walling always saying: Let's see. Your inferences. Your party cries. Your propagandist hates and loves. He says: Let's see. You say: I dont want your dreams: give me facts. You say: I dont want your facts: give me dreams. You say: But Bebel says yes. You say: But Kropotkin says no. You say: But Shaw is a Fabian. You say: But Tom Mann is a revolutionary. As if shibboleths or names could stand in place of the truth. And Walling again says: Let's see. I notice that some people get mad at Walling's let's see. And I dont wonder. Some of them dont know what he's after. That's natural. Some others dont want to be seen. When a man becomes a priest he dont want to be seen. You can be sure of that. He wants to be accepted. Being seen may turn out to be being refuted. Walling regards nothing as being sacred but Socialism. Socialism is not a form of government or a mode of industry but an order of life. So that when you present claims he says: Let's see. No matter how plausible you are. more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984587
  • 9781236984586