[Marxism] Critique of the Saltsjöbaden Agreement - COSMONAUT

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon May 27 06:01:35 MDT 2019

The following pamphlet was written in 1939, right after the Saltsjöbaden 
Agreement had been signed by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation(LO). 
It was largely seen as a way to consolidate the power of the social 
democratic leadership through class collaboration with the organized 
capitalists. As the pamphlet describes, the mass membership opposed the 
concessions every step of the way but was constantly pushed back by 
being excluded from votes and through propaganda campaigns. It is a 
cautionary tale of where reformism takes on more and more 
responsibilities in managing capitalism built on peace between classes.


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