Eugene V. Debs

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In this address, Debs sketches out his vision of how socialism will overcome the limitations that have afflicted humankind under capitalism, becoming, as he puts it, "a race of gods."

Mr. Eugene V. Debs, late presidential candidate, Socialist Party, will now address you.

Fellow workers and comrades, the socialist movement is as wide as the world, and its mission is to win the world, the whole world, from animalism and conscecrate it to humanity [....]

and for the royal privilege to share in it. To win a world is worthy of a race of gods and in the winning men develop god-like attributes, since all men are potential gods.

What a madhouse the earth would seem today in the frenzied revelry of capitalism but for the light the socialistic philosophy sheds upon it . . .