There are Reforms and There are Reforms
Or, Two Sorts of Reforms

Pannekoek, Anton
http://www.connexions.org/CxArchive/MIA/pannekoe/1908/reforms.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/pannekoe/1908/reforms.htm

Publisher:  Le Socialisme
Date Written:  07/11/1908
Year Published:  1908  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10846

Those who believe that we will manage to gradually realize socialism by social reform within the current regime misunderstand the class antagonisms that determine reforms. Current social reform, having as a goal the preservation of the capitalist system, finds itself in opposition to the proletarian reform of tomorrow, which will have the contrary goal: the suppression of the system. The organic connection that exists today between reform and revolution is completely different. In fighting for reform the working class develops and makes itself strong. It ends by conquering political power. This is the unity of reform and revolution.

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