The Road to Power
First Published: 1909, by Bloch, Germany.
Source: First English translation published by Block.
Translated: From the German by A.M. Simons.
Transcription: Ted Crawford. 
HTML Markup: David Walters.
Copyleft: Karl Kautsky Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2003. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
I. The Conquest of Political Power
II. Prophecies of the Revolution
III. Growing Gradually into the Co-operative Commonwealth
IV. Economic Revolution and the Will
V. Neither Revolution nor Legality “at any Price”
VI. The Growth of Revolutionary Elements
VII. The Softening of Class Antagonisms
VIII. The Sharpening of Class Antagonisms
IX. A New Period of Revolution
1. This text is taken from the 1909 translation by A.M. Simons of Kautsky’s work, published by Bloch. There is no introduction. There is a much better translation by Raymond Meyer and published by Humanities Press in 1996 but this is still in copyright and will be available in many libraries. The 1909 edition is now quite difficult to get hold of. Nevertheless for most of the twentieth century it was from this edition that English speakers learnt of Kautsky’s views.
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