Militarism (Book, 1917) []
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Author: Karl Liebknecht
Publisher: New York : B.W. Huebsch, 1917.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Liebknecht, Karl Paul August Friedrich, 1871-1919.
New York, B.W. Huebsch, 1917
Named Person: Karl Liebknecht
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Liebknecht
OCLC Number: 1045452
Language Note: Translation of Militarismus und Antimilitarismus.
Notes: "In September, 1906, Dr. Karl Liebknecht, the author, delivered a lecture on Ḿilitarism ́at a conference of young people in Germany. The revised lecture was published in book form and the most important portions appear in the following pages."--Page i.
Description: xviii, 178 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The nature and significance of militarism --
Origin and foundation of forms of social domination --
Some facts from the history of militarism --
Capitalistic militarism --
Preliminary remarks --
"Militarism for abroad," navalism and colonial militarism. Possibilities of war and disarmament --
The proletariat and war --
Fundamental features of "militarism for home" and its purpose --
Army systems of some foreign countries conclusions. Russia --
Means and effects of militarism --
The immediate goal --
Military pedagogy. Training soldiers semi-official and semi-military organization of the civil population --
Other ways of influencing the civilian population in a military direction --
Militarism as Machiavellism and as a political regulator --
Concerning some cardinal sins of militarism --
Maltreatment of soldiers of militarism as a repentant, yet unreformed sinner. Two dilemmas --
The costs of militarism or La douloureuse --
The army as a weapon against the proletariat in the economic struggle --
Soldiers as the competitors of free workers --
The army and strike-breaking --
The rule of the sabre and gun in strikes --
Italy --
Austria-Hungary --
Belgium --
France --
United States of America --
Canada --
Switzerland --
Norway --
Germany --
Veterans' associations and strikes --
The army as a weapon against the proletariat in the political struggle, or the rule of the cannon --
Veterans' associations in the political struggle --
Militarism, a menace to peace --
The obstacles of the proletariat revolution.
Responsibility: by Karl Liebknecht.


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