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SATURDAY, JAN. 22, 1920.
1ST STATE EVERYWHERE, AND THE
SETTING UP OF THE DICTATORSHIP OF
THE PROLETARIAT. Concerning questions
of principle and fundamental aims, it is im
possible to consider what the American So
cialist Party "may have to say to Moscow
"On the contrary, the Communist Interna
tional has something to say to parties desir
ing to affiliate, before they are accepted.
"The Communist International is not 'Mos
cow,' but a centralized and disciplined organi
zation now comprising the great majority of
the revolutionary working class parties of the
The Communist International is not a sanitarium
for weak-minded, fig-leaf Socialists. It is in no
sense a church nor a League of Conciliation, nor
is it a social fire-escape helping weak-kneed rebels
out of the hell of capitalism into the heaven of
Socialism. To all individualistic capitalist lackeys
Eke the Hendersons and Mac Donalds of England ;
the Longuets of France and the Hillquits, Lees and
Germers of America, the Third International de
clares its purpose in language so clear and simple
that even a lawyer, a priest or a university profes
sor might without great effort understand.
Communist International Not a "Hotel."
"The Communist International is not a
hotel where travelers may come with their
own baggage and cany on their private af
fairs. THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL
IS AN ARMY IN WAR TIME; VOLUN
, TEERS WHO JOIN THE ARMY OF REVO
LUTION MUST ADOPT ITS PRINCIPLES
AND OBEY ITS ORDERS, SUBMIT TO ITS
DISCIPLINE. None but Revolutionary Com
munist Parties are accepted in the Commun
ist International. They must adopt as their
program the program of the Communist In
ternational open revolutionary mass-struggle
for Communism thru the dictatorship of
the proletariat, by means of worker's Soviets
accepting as binding all resolutions of the
Congresses and Executive Committee of the
Communist International. They must create a
strongly centralized form of organization, a
military discipline; all party members in pub
lic office; in the labor unions, in all forms of
public activity, must be absolutely subject to
the full-powered central committee of the
party, which is the supreme organ directing
all the phases of party work."
Socialist Party Membership.
Membership in Socialist Parties has generally
been a very tame affair. Pay your dues, contribute
to a defense found, listen to a lecture now and
then by Rev. Charles Doolittle or hear an essay on
parliamentary procedure by an honorable member
of the bar, every two years vote for certain petty
bourgeois shopkeeper statesmen like the Meyer
Londons, the Solomons and the Waldmans of New
York who, when elected, serve capitalism and for
get Socialism. The Third International reminds us
of a few of the political stunts worked off lately
by American Socialists:
"The 'Socialist' Aldermen of New York who
voted for the Liberty Loan, who voted for
money to erect the Victory Arch ; the 'Social
ist' Congressman, Meyer London, who con
gratulated the King of Italy upon his birth-
One Evening About Six Weeks Ago i
I read to my wife the first hundred pages !
of the manuscript of "Men and Steel." I sim- ;
ply couldn't read any more. I was too excited j
to sit still any longer. "That's almost the j
saddest and most hopeful and most beautiful !
thing I have ever read," Mrs. Liveright said :
to me, as I walked up and down the room. "I j
remember when you read me the first trans- !
lation of 'Men and War.' 1 can recall the first i
time I heard 'Tosca, and you know how that j
big mass meeting in Madison Square Garden j
thrilled me. But those pages of 'Men and !
Steel' move me more than anything else that j
I've ever read or hear or seen"
Horace B. Liveright.
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