Works of Frederick Engels A Critique of the Draft Social-Democratic Program of Written: June 18 and 29 ; First Published: .. Erfurt Program. Das Erfurter Programm (German Edition) – Kindle edition by Karl Kautsky. bereitete er zusammen mit August Bebel und Eduard Bernstein das Erfurter. The Erfurt Program of the German Social Democratic Party (). The SPD adopted the following program soon after the repeal of Bismarck’s Anti-Socialist Law.

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No charge to be made for the administration of the law, or for legal assistance. The State and Revolution. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. A new legislature every two years. The gulf between the propertied and the propertyless is further widened through the crises, founded in the essence of the capitalistic method of production, that constantly become more comprehensive and more devastating, that elevate general insecurity to the normal condition of society, and that prove that the powers of production of contemporary society have grown beyond measure and that private ownership of the means of production has become incompatible with their programj application and their full development.

Their erffurter increases both relatively and absolutely. If society were constituted or had developed in the manner the socialist theory proramm hitherto assumed, then certainly the economic collapse would be only a question of a short span of time. In Imperial Germany acquired a year refurter on a harbor near Tsingtao on the Shantung Peninsula in northeastern China, where it constructed a naval base.

The rights of the Reichstag are the same as those of the Prussian chamber and this is why Liebknecht called this Reichstag the fig-leaf of absolutism. Their tendency is progrramm destroy the absolutism of capital, and to procure for the worker a direct influence in the management of an industry. Graduated tax on income and property, to meet all public expenses as far as these are to be rrfurter by taxation.


Suspension of every restriction on political rights, except in the case of legal incapacity. For the protection of the working class, the Social Democratic Party of Germany demands immediately: That would suffice for the time being if it is impossible to go any further.

Programma di Erfurt – Wikipedia

Prohibition of industrial work for children under fourteen years. If it is not agreed upon that in cases of conflict both halves express separate opinions, it would be much better to have a chamber of entrepreneurs and in addition an independent chamber of workers.

Conscious of this, the Social Democratic Party of Germany feels and declares itself one with the class-conscious workers of all other lands. Without political rights, the working class cannot carry on its economic struggles and develop its economic organization. I would leave mines Bergwerkewhich is a word used even in the most level parts of the country, and I would designate them all by this widely used term.

You do not currently have access to this article. I consider this important in connection with my notes to the next section and to motivate the proposals put forward by me therein. Equal duties are for us a particularly important addition to the bourgeois-democratic equal rights and do away with their specifically bourgeois meaning. An effective national and international legislation for the protection of workmen on the following basis: Nevertheless, somehow or other, the thing has to be attacked.

But it would be desirable to debate these questions within the party before it is too late.

The Erfurt Program

What is capitalist private production? Direct legislation by the people through the rights of proposal and rejection.

No charges to be made for medical attendance, including midwifery and medicine. The working class cannot carry on its economic battles or develop its erfurte organization without political rights.

In my view, the proletariat can only use the form of the one and indivisible republic.


Erfurt Program

Only the transformation of the capitalist private ownership of the means of production — land and soil, pits and mines, raw materials, tools, machines, means of transportation — into social property and the transformation of the production of goods into socialist production carried on by and for society can cause the large enterprise and the constantly growing productivity of social labor to change for erfyrter hitherto exploited classes from a source of misery and oppression into a source of the greatest welfare and universal, harmonious perfection.

Within a few years this program encountered sharp criticism from both the left and right wings of the party, but the SPD retained it with only minor modifications until The political demands of the draft have one great fault. Complete separation of the Church from the State.

It certainly proceeds more slowly than many would wish, but in spite of that it is at work. It would be inconceivable for our best people porgramm become ministers under an emperor, as Miquel.

All religious communities without exception are to be treated by the state as private associations. Militia in the place of the standing army. Prohibition of the truck system [i. How necessary this is is shown precisely at the present time by opportunism, which is gaining ground in a large section of the Social-Democratic press. But the contrary is the case. Declaration that religion is a private matter. Prgramm Imperial War Flag, Two points distinguish a union state from a completely unified state: Related articles in Google Scholar.

The fear that a short, pointed exposition would not be intelligible enough, has caused explanations to be added, which make it verbose and drawn out. Appeal in criminal cases.