Daniel De Leon

As To Politics

A Discussion Upon the Relative Importance Of Political Action and of Class-Conscious Economic Action and the Urgent Necessity of Both


Second Edition, published by National Executive Committee, Socialist Labor Party, New York 1915.
Transcribed by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

“The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people, and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.

“Between these two classes a struggle must go on until all the toilers come together on the political, as well as on the industrial field, and take and hold that which they produce by their labor through an economic organization of the working class, without affiliation with any political party.” Preamble of the IWW.



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