Socialism As It Is

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William English Walling (1877-1936) (known as "English" to friends and family) was an American labor reformer and socialist born in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born into wealth and was educated at the University of Chicago and at Harvard Law School. He was a co founder of the NAACP, and founded the National Women's Trade Union League in 1903. He was a member of the Socialist Party of America, but quit in 1917 due to the party's stance against U. S. involvement in World War I. He later worked full-time for the ...
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William English Walling (1877-1936) (known as "English" to friends and family) was an American labor reformer and socialist born in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born into wealth and was educated at the University of Chicago and at Harvard Law School. He was a co founder of the NAACP, and founded the National Women's Trade Union League in 1903. He was a member of the Socialist Party of America, but quit in 1917 due to the party's stance against U. S. involvement in World War I. He later worked full-time for the American Federation of Labor. He was married to Anna Strunsky, a Jewish immigrant and an aspiring novelist from San Francisco; their marriage ended during World War I, in part due to their disagreement over the United States' role in the conflict.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781406559996
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction ix
Part I "State Socialism" and After
Chapter I. The Capitalist Reform Program 1
Chapter II. The New Capitalism 16
Chapter III. The Politics of the New Capitalism 32
Chapter IV. "State Socialism" and Labor 46
Chapter V. Compulsory Arbitration 66
Chapter VI. Agrarian "State Socialism" in Australasia 85
Chapter VII. "Equality of Opportunity" 97
Chapter VIII. The "First Step" towards Socialism 108
Part II The Politics of Socialism
Chapter I. "State Socialism" Within the Movement 117
Chapter II. "Reformism" in France, Italy, and Belgium 131
Chapter III. "Laborism" in Great Britain 146
Chapter IV. "Reformism" in the United States 175
Chapter V. Reform by Menace of Revolution 210
Chapter VI. Revolutionary Politics 231
Chapter VII. The Revolutionary Trend 248
Part III Socialism in Action
Chapter I. Socialism and the "Class Struggle" 276
Chapter II. The Agricultural Classes and the Land Question 300
Chapter III. Socialism and the "Working Class" 324
Chapter IV. Socialism and Labor Unions 334
Chapter V. Syndicalism; Socialism Through Direct Action of Labor Unions 354
Chapter VI. The "General Strike" 387
Chapter VII. Revolution in Defense of Civil Government 401
Chapter VIII. Political and Social Revolution 416
Chapter IX. The Transition to Socialism 426
Notes 437
Index 447
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