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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For Germany, federalisation on the Swiss model would be an enormous step backward. If the activity and the prospects of social democracy were dependent on the decrease of the “wealthy,” then it might indeed lie down to sleep.

Erfurt Program

But in their explanations its literary advocates have often acted otherwise, and still often do so to-day. I would leave mines Bergwerkewhich is a word used even in the most level parts of the country, and I would designate them all by this widely used term.

Training of all to be capable of bearing arms. But has social democracy, as the party of the working classes and of peace, an interest in the maintenance of the fighting power? Without political rights, the working class cannot carry on its economic struggles and develop its economic organization. Abolition of all expenditures from public funds for ecclesiastical and religious purposes.

It would be a step forward in Britain where the two islands are peopled by four nations and in spite of a single Parliament three different systems of legislation already exist side by side.

Programma di Erfurt – Wikipedia

I should insert this. In Imperial Germany acquired a year lease on a efrurter near Tsingtao on the Shantung Peninsula in northeastern China, where it constructed a naval base.

Its commerce with China demands such a right to protest. Compulsory attendance at the public Volksschule [extended elementary school]. Citing articles via Google Scholar.


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.

Free education, free educational materials, and free meals in the public Volksschulenas well 181 at higher educational institutions for those boys and girls considered qualified for further education by virtue of their abilities. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Production by separate entrepreneurs, which is increasingly becoming an exception.

The resignation of Bismarck a year earlier and the expiration of the Anti-Socialist Law had ended a state-sanctioned policy of persecution against the party. Bernstein sought to redefine socialism as desirable on ethical grounds rather than an economic necessity, and to define a variety of political issues where socialists could cooperate with liberals.

Legal equality of agricultural laborers and domestic servants with industrial workers; abolition of the laws governing domestics. If it is enough to speak only of capitalists here, it should be so above as well. Eduard Bernstein, Evolutionary Socialismprogram. The prospects of socialism depend not on the decrease but on the increase of social wealth.

Assurance of the right of combination.

The emancipation of the working class is thus a task in which the workers of all civilized countries are concerned in like degree. Fall — History — Professor Patch. Here I would insert: Abolition of all indirect taxes, customs, and other politico-economic measures that sacrifice the interests of the whole community to the interests of a favored minority.

Fearing a renewal of the Anti-Socialist Law, or recalling all manner of over-hasty pronouncements made during the reign of that law, they now want the party to find the present legal order in Germany adequate for putting through all party demands by peaceful means. Wrfurter my view the programme should be as short and precise as possible. Workmen’s insurance to be taken over bodily by the Empire; and the workers to have an influential share in its administration.


No charge to be made for the administration of the law, or for legal assistance. The revolution of and must not be reversed from above but supplemented and improved by a movement from below. To-day in spite of the enormous erfuryer 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 one wishes to specify, however, it is generally not enough to mention them alone. It would seem that from a legal point of view it is inadvisable to include the demand for a republic directly in the programme, although this was possible even under Louis Phillippe in France, and is now in Proggamm.

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

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It could be of use for a time to the squires of the East Elbe district, but it has long been the terror of these same squires. Self-determination and self-government of the people in Reich, state, province, and municipality.

However, the question of the republic could possibly be passed by. Abolition of all laws that limit or suppress the free expression of opinion and restrict or suppress the right of association and assembly. The interests of the working class are the same in all countries with a capitalist mode of production.