Evolutionary Socialism. Eduard Bernstein 1899

Note by Transcriber

The text of Evolutionary Socialism has been OCRed from the original one published by the ILP in 1909 which in turn is a partial translation by Edith C. Harvey of Die Voraussetzungen des Sozialismus and die Aufgaben der Sozialdemokratie in 1899, partial because about a third of the German book was missing. The book was later republished by Schoken Books of New York in 1961 with an introduction by Sidney Hook. This edition was otherwise a facsimile of that of 1909 except that the general Preface and that to the English Edition were transposed. This digital reproduction follows that of 1909 but a few typographical errors have been corrected and the notes, which previously were at the bottom of the page and unnumbered have been numbered and put at the end of every chapter of which there are four, three of then divided into sections. Any new errors generated by the OCRing process and not detected are the responsibility of Ted Crawford, the transcriber.

The entire text of Voraussetzungen des Sozialismus and die Aufgaben der Sozialdemokratie has been retranslated with an extended introduction by Henry Tudor under the title of The Preconditions for Socialism, Cambridge University Press 1993, ISBN 0521398088 (paperback) 0521391210 (hardback). This later text is not on the MIA but if available it should be used.

November 2003