Evolutionary Socialism: socialism: Revisionism and revolution: to socialism, he argued in Evolutionary Socialism (), would be safer than the revolutionary. Evolutionary Socialism [Eduard Bernstein] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by Bernstein, Eduard. Evolutionary Socialism: A Criticism And Affirmation () [Eduard Bernstein, Edith C. Harvey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
|Published (Last):||22 September 2005|
|PDF File Size:||5.73 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||16.90 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See berjstein Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Evolutionary Socialism by Eduard Bernstein.
Evolutionary Socialism by Eduard Bernstein.
Eduard Bernstein January 6, — December 18, was a German social democratic theoretician and politician, a member of the SPD, and the founder of evolutionary socialism and revisionism. This book was his attempt to lay out the tasks and possibilities of social democracy. Paperbackpages. Published January 13th by Schocken first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Evolutionary Socialismplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Evolutionary Socialism.
Lists with This Book. Oct 14, Yogy TheBear rated it did not like it. I have read some famous eduqrd authors, and one thing in common to most of them is the attack against a certain guy named Bernstein. So I needed to see who is this Bernstain and what is the deal with him.
From the start I understood why this guy is so hated; he is willing to self criticize his marxist dogma. He, compared to the other marxist authors actualy is a smart man and can put in writing a solid and easy to understand wocialism of the tenets of marxism clear as Engels’s Scientific Soc I have read some famous marxist rduard, and one thing in common to most of them is the attack against a certain guy named Bernstein.
He, compared to the other marxist authors actualy is a smart man socialixm can put in writing a solid and easy to understand presentation of the tenets of marxism clear as Engels’s Scientific Socialism in the first part of the book.
He than proceeds to compare facts and reality with theory and expectations. You could say that he bernstfin and rejects aspects of marxism and materialism, despite bdrnstein fact that he makes it sound like he offers a up to date interpretation of Marx and thus Marx’s work is still valid He clearly rejects violence and violent means as still valid once general voting rights are obtained; he points out that they are not actually necessary; that through democracy and the current state of capitalism, socialism steadily rises.
He is for socialism as an outcome of popular vote, evolving slow and out of the practical needs of the people thus the historical inevitability of socialism is maintained. He dose actualy claime that he builds marxist on the foundations of Marx and Engels. But despite his lack of radicalism he is still for etatism; he claims at one point that socialism is the heir of classical liberalism.
He is still an economic illiterate at one point scribes economic crises to overproduction evolutiojary actualy dismisses credit expansion as a cause of it Rosa Luxemburg appears more smart than him on this point.
I wanted to give him 2 stars Interesting how he also, like Kausky dose appeals to views held by Engels, after Marx’s death, to legitimize his views. Marx compared to Engels is a much more fuzzy writer, full of contradictions and bsrnstein huge pretense to be an economist. Engels is much more clear and precise.
Eduard Bernstein: Evolutionary Socialism (Preface)
My faulty analogy might be something like: Bernstein is a Talmudic rabbi who interprets and re-interprets the Prophet Marx in the reality of changing social conditions.
I do think, however, he did NOT foresee the current re-casting of society into haves and have-nots.
He spoke of the increasing ranks of wealthy as identified purely from the tax rolls. I am a social democrat, democratic socialist, whatever. How anyone can support Mao, Stalin, Castro, etc.
If you read it, you will, I suppose, have to highlight many passages that just simply cry out like a clarion call for justice — economic and political. May 13, Jeff rated it really liked it Shelves: Well worth reading, or wading through depending upon your vantage point. This english translation is turgid and clunky. In parts it is almost incomprehensible in evolutionay awkward, never-ending dependent clauses and pseudo-clarifications.
This is in part because it was originally written in high academic German, which delights in such words as: He Well worth evokutionary, or wading through depending upon your vantage point.
He ultimately argued that socialists would do better to take power via the ballot box and peaceful, democratic action rather than a violent, bloody revolution, which the Orthodox Marxists yearned for. Bernstein pointed out that since the advent of the Communist Manifesto, Kapitalism xocialism fact had broadened its appeal vastly and the bourgeoise had expanded almost beyond comprehension. Far from Monopoly-Kapitalists becoming fewer, in fact the wealth base had broadened, such that in Europe millions of workers now owned shares or businesses either via direct purchases or through pension schemes from governments and unions.
He greatly admired the British Working movement which crystallized into the Labour Party. Socialists could thereby reclaim expropriated value via negotiated, thoughtful politics. In the end, Bernstein inspired the European welfare state, including mass schooling, healthcare and social services.
He died three weeks before Hitler took power. Nov 15, Michael Bernsteinn rated it liked it. Mostly a criticism eduxrd the failures of marxism, with hope for a liberal socialism but without much of a positive plan for it.
Many of the direct criticisms of marx hold true but concerning socialism and the economy in general Bernstein could not anticipate the Russian Revolution, the last hundred years of changes to the farming industry, or the neoliberal expansion of financial capitalism into our lives.
Patrick Bohan rated it really liked it Mar 06, Amanda Rose rated it it was amazing May 01, Svend Pedersen rated it really liked it Mar 29, Nicholas rated it really liked it Feb 27, Jake rated it it was ok Feb 24, Steve Hart rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Elizabeth rated it liked it Aug 16, Steve rated it liked it Aug 25, Steve rated it it was ok Sep 10, Yuri Kunoh rated it really liked it Skcialism 30, Adam Benden rated it liked it Apr 08, Ron rated it liked it Aug 14, Stuart Elliott rated it really liked it Mar 23, Emma Briant rated it liked it Oct 21, Welsh reader rated it liked it May 25, Patrick rated it liked it Dec 11, John rated it really liked it Feb 09, Sonicsputnick rated it really liked it Aug 21, Suzanne rated it really liked it Jan 22, Stuart Elliott rated it really liked it Mar 08, Antonio Torrijos rated it liked it Jun 07, Bill Perrin rated it liked it Nov 21, Stephen Bishop rated it it was slcialism Jan 06, Richard Goff rated it really liked it May 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Social democratic theoretician and politician, a member of the SPD, and the founder of evolutionary socialism and revisionism. Books by Eduard Bernstein.
Trivia About Evo,utionary Soci No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.