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Opportunism in Practice


Written: In German in the summer of 1901, in the leadup to the SPD’s Lübeck congress.[a]
Published in German: Die Neue Zeit, Volume 19, Part 2, Nos. 46-51.

Translated (Part 1 and 2): Ernest Untermann in 1901 for International Socialist Review, Vol. 2, No. 5. pp. 351-362.
Translated (Part 3 through 6): Ben Lewis in 2021 for Marxism Translated.

Copyright (Parts 1-2): Part 1 and 2 are Public Domain;
Copyright (Parts 3-6): © Marxism Translated.
Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

MIA Edition: Bill Wright, April 2023.

eBook downloads: Coming next week!

1. Opportunism and Social Development

2. Opportunism and Doctrine

3. Vollmar’s Tactics

4. Auer’s “Practicalism”

5. Bernstein’s Revisionism

6. The Achievements of Opportunism



[a] The context behind this series, as well as the enigmatic life of Parvus himself, was discussed by Ben Lewis and Lars T. Lih in an episode of the Marxism Translated podcast.

Last updated on 30 April 2023