By George Novack
Marxism is dialectical, Novack explains. It considers all phenomena of their improvement, of their transition from one kingdom to a different. And it's materialist, explaining the realm as topic in movement that exists ahead of and independently of human recognition.
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The Social Democracy attains the regime necess ary for it by means of a complicated system: on one hand, it system atically expels not only from the p a rty but also from the trade unions r adically or critically inclined workers, if they cannot be bribed by remunerative positions; on the other h and, it frees its ministers, parliamentary deputies, journalists and tr ade union bureaucrats from submitting to discipline with regard to the party. The combined methods of repression, betrayal and bribery permit the Social Democracy to retain the semblance of discussions, elections, control, etc.
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Mentioning in passing that the bloc with the Communist Party has pushed certain sections of the "official movement" to the right, the National Council expresses the hope that these preju dices can be conquered by an active participation in daily struggles. The fact that the reactionary prejudices of the leaders of the Labour Party and of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress do not frighten the leaders of the I LP only does the ILP credit Unfortunately, however, it is not only a 55 Whither the Independent Labour Party?
An Introduction to the Logic of Marxism by George Novack