It is now in Belgium and Italy only that "reformism" is dominant and still threatens to fuse the Socialists with other parties.
There can be no doubt that Socialist "reformism" has become very widespread.
While "reformism" only became a practical issue in the American Party in 1910, it had its beginnings much earlier.
On the other hand, political action was a blind-alley leading to reformism and quietism.
Mr. Berger's maiden speech also summed up excellently the general policy of Socialist "reformism."
The passage of Bebel's resolution, by a vote of 289 to 80, was an emphatic repudiation of reformism.
But reformism has brought it about that the Party is often split in its votes in the Chamber of Deputies.
And finally, in the third place, even if reform be the sole object in view, reformism is the poorest policy to follow to get it.