Elements of Socialism: A Text-Book

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and suffering they involved, will not remain idle and become atrophied. They will find their fullest and most joyful expression in the organization of those forces to make the world beautiful and glad and free.
SUMMARY
1. Socialism is essentially idealistic, but modern Socialism bases its ideal upon the logic of evolution, and not upon the merits of any scheme or plan.
2. Socialism upholds the ideals of international solidarity, universal peace and human brotherhood.
3. Socialism aims also at the ending of the class struggle and the establishment of peace within nations.
4. Socialism seeks to establish equality of opportunity, not equality of wealth or ability.
5. It is only with equality of opportunity that true individualism can be developed.

QUESTIONS
1. How does the ideal of modern Socialism differ from the Utopian ideal?
2. In what ways does the Socialist movement make for international peace?
3. What is the basis for the Socialist hope for world peace?
4. Is it true that "Socialists advocate the class struggle"?
5. In what sense does equality form a part of the Socialist ideal?
6. Why is it incorrect to regard Socialism and individualism as antithetical?

LITERATURE

Angel Norman, The Great Illusion.

Kautsky K., The Social Revolution, Part II.

Morris William, and Bax E. B., Socialism, its Growth and Outcome. Chap. XXI.

Spargo John, The Spiritual Significance of Modern Socialism. The Substance of Socialism.

The Fabian Essays.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • PART I SOCIALISM AS CRITICISM 1
  • Chapter I: INTRODUCTION 3
  • Chapter II Capitalist Society 7
  • LITERATURE 18
  • Chapter III Planless Production 19
  • LITERATURE 29
  • Chapter IV Poverty 30
  • LITERATURE 43
  • Chapter V Leisure and Luxury 44
  • LITERATURE 52
  • Chapter VI Individual and Social Responsibility 53
  • LITERATURE 58
  • PART II SOCIALIST THEORY 59
  • Chapter VII: INTRODUCTORY 61
  • Chapter VIII Social Evolution 65
  • LITERATURE 75
  • Chapter IX the Economic Interpretation of History 76
  • LITERATURE 90
  • Chapter X Industrial Evolution 91
  • LITERATURE 99
  • Chapter XI the Class Struggle Theory 100
  • LITERATURE 115
  • Chapter XII Value and Price 116
  • LITERATURE 140
  • Chapter XIII Surplus-Value 141
  • LITERATURE 156
  • Chapter XIV the Law of Concentration 157
  • LITERATURE 167
  • Chapter XV Monopolies and Trusts 168
  • LITERATURE 184
  • PART III THE SOCIALIST IDEAL 185
  • Chapter XVI the Utopian Socialist Ideal 187
  • LITERATURE 200
  • Chapter XVII the Ideals of Modern Socialism 201
  • LITERATURE 211
  • Chapter XVIII Socialist State--Political 212
  • LITERATURE 223
  • Chapter XIX: THE SOCIALIST STATE--ECONOMIC 224
  • Chapter XX Socialism and the Family 240
  • LITERATURE 251
  • PART IV THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT 253
  • Chapter XXI the Rise and Growth of Modern Socialism 255
  • LITERATURE 265
  • Chapter XXII the National Socialist Movemenis 266
  • LITERATURE 314
  • PART V POLICY AND PROGRAM 315
  • Chapter XXIII Socialism and Social Reform 317
  • LITERATURE 336
  • Chapter XXIV the Reform Program of Socialism 337
  • LITERATURE 353
  • Chapter XXV Some Objections to Socialism Considered 354
  • LITERATURE 369
  • Index 371
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