The Second International, 1889-1914

By James Joll | Go to book overview

IV
REFORMISM AND REVISIONISM

By the end of the nineteenth century no Socialist party could escape the difficulties presented by its own existence as a mass party, forced, for the moment at least, to function within a political system which at the same time it was seeking to destroy. All the Socialist parties in Europe had to face the problems, practical and theoretical, raised by the organizational and parliamentary successes of the 'nineties: but, as always, it was in France and Germany that the crisis was clearest and had the most far-reaching consequences. In the German Social Democratic Party the crisis primarily took a theoretical form. Although the decisions taken about Marxist doctrine were to have practical effects of great importance, it was as a theoretical controversy that the issue was presented. In France, on the other hand, Socialist politicians had to face problems of immediate action to deal with a specific crisis and of day-to-day political behaviour. The Third Republic offered plenty of opportunities for parliamentary activity. France's social legislation was behind that of Germany or England; but a genuine democratic system and universal suffrage could give scope for reformers, anxious to deal with a growing industrial society. Moreover, by the 1890s, the Republic had established itself; and, as a result, those political groups that twenty years earlier had been on the extreme left now found themselves with a stake in the existing state of affairs. Even extreme radicals like Clemenceau, once they became involved in financial scandals like the Panama affair, could be denounced by their new rivals on the left as hypocritical bourgeois involved in the maintenance of the capi-

-77-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Second International, 1889-1914
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page vii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations x
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • The Socialist World In 1889 4
  • [ii] - The Founding Of The Second International 30
  • III - The Struggle With the Anarchists 56
  • IV - Reformism And Revisionism 77
  • V - Socialism And Nationalism 106
  • VI - The Bells of Basle 126
  • VII - Summer 1914 158
  • VIII - Conclusion 184
  • Appendix - The Stuttgart Resolution 196
  • Select Bibliography 199
  • Index 206
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 218

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.