Works of Frederick Engels A Critique of the Draft Social-Democratic Program of Written: June 18 and 29 ; First Published: .. Erfurt Program. Das Erfurter Programm (German Edition) – Kindle edition by Karl Kautsky. bereitete er zusammen mit August Bebel und Eduard Bernstein das Erfurter. The Erfurt Program of the German Social Democratic Party (). The SPD adopted the following program soon after the repeal of Bismarck’s Anti-Socialist Law.

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The Erfurt Program

Far from society being simplified as to its srfurter compared with earlier times, it has been graduated and differentiated both in respect of incomes and of business activities. It is divided into three sections: Are they a third class of individual owners?

This is even the specific form for the dictatorship of the proletariat, as the Great French Revolution has already shown.

Workmen’s insurance to be taken over bodily by the Empire; and the workers to have an influential share in its administration. The economic subjugation of the worker by the appropriator of the means of labour, that is to say, of the means of livelihood, conditioned thereby, is the basis of slavery in all its forms: Sign In Forgot password?

This social transformation means the emancipation not only of the proletariat but of the whole human race, which suffers under present conditions.

Setting out from these views, it combats in contemporary society not merely the probramm and oppression of the wage workers, but every kind of exploitation and oppression, whether directed against a class, a party, a sex, or a race. The State and Revolution. To-day in spite of the enormous increase in the intercourse between nations it has already forfeited a great part of its truth and will always forfeit more, the more the worker, by the influence of socialism, moves from being a proletarian to a citizen.

If this conclusion is intended to correspond with the preamble of the Rules of the International, I should prefer it to correspond completely: But the German people has a great rrfurter in this—that China should not be the prey of other nations; it has a great interest in this—that China’s commercial policy should not be subordinated to the interest of a single foreign power or a coalition of foreign powers; in short, that in all questions concerning China, Germany should have a word to say.


Abolition of all laws that curtail or suppress the free expression of opinion and the right of association and assembly. Their tendency is to destroy the absolutism of capital, and to procure for the worker a direct influence in the management of an industry.

University of Pittsburgh Press,pp. I shall try to make this entire section somewhat shorter and if I succeed shall enclose it or send it on later. Only the transformation of the capitalist private ownership of the means of production — land and soil, pits and mines, raw materials, tools, machines, means of transportation — into social property and the transformation of the production of goods into socialist production carried on by and for society can cause the large enterprise and the constantly growing productivity of social labor to change for the hitherto exploited classes from a source of misery and oppression into a source of the greatest welfare and universal, harmonious perfection.

What is capitalist private production? Compensation for elected representatives. The abolition of classes is our basic demand, without which the abolition of class rule is economically inconceivable. Inspection of all industrial businesses, investigation and regulation of labor relations in town and country by an Imperial department of labor, district labor department, and chambers of labor.

Further, to remind the party executive that there are other important political questions besides direct legislation by the people and the gratuitous administration of justice without which we can also ultimately get by. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

If one thing is certain it is that our party and the working class can only come to power under the form of a democratic programk. Election by the people of magistrates, who are answerable and liable to them.


The Erfurt Program

The party intended to pursue these goals through legal political participation rather than by revolutionary activity. For the protection of the working class, the Social Democratic Party of Germany demands immediately: It separates the worker from his means of production and erfurtet him into a propertyless proletarian, while the means of production become the monopoly of a relatively small number erfurterr capitalists and large landowners.

The Imperial War Flag, That would suffice for the time being if it is impossible to go progarmm further. No harm is done even if it contains the occasional foreign word, or a sentence whose full significance cannot be understood at first sight. It typifies the prevalent viewpoint throughout Europe within the Second International erfurher, which sought to combine a Marxian vision of the goals of socialism with a commitment to nonviolent methods. So, then, a unified republic.

For the proletariat and the sinking middle classes — petty bourgeoisie and farmers — it means an increase in the insecurity of their existence, of misery, of pressure, of oppression, of degradation, of exploitation.

A Critique of the Draft Social-Democratic Program of by Engels

No charges to be made for death certificates. As regards drfurter rights being granted to the people and their representatives, the imperial constitution is, strictly speaking, a copy of the Prussian constitution ofa constitution whose articles are extremely reactionary and give the government all the real power, while the chambers are not even allowed to reject taxes; a constitution, which proved during the period of the conflict that the government could do anything it liked with it.

However, the question of the republic could possibly be passed by.