Bernstein Eduard

Bernstein Eduard

(1850-1932) German Social Democratic theorist who is mostly associated with REVISIONISM within Marxism. In his major work, Die Voraussetzungen des Socialismus (1899), he argued that an extension of political rights within capitalist societies would gradually transform these societies and avert economic crises without the necessity for violent revolution or DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT.
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