The British Revolution and the American Democracy: An Interpretation of British Labour Programmes

The British Revolution and the American Democracy: An Interpretation of British Labour Programmes

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The British Revolution and the American Democracy: An Interpretation of British Labour Programmes

The British Revolution and the American Democracy: An Interpretation of British Labour Programmes

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To know what a book is not, and does not profess to be, is often as indispensable to its due understanding as to know its positive purpose.

This little book is not primarily a defence or justification of the social programmes it discusses. It is an attempt to explain the outstanding moral forces which have brought those programmes into being, and with which the world will have to reckon in facing its problem of reconstruction. The author does not regard those forces as all necessarily beneficent: indeed, he is at pains to explain why he regards some of them as particularly dangerous and menacing. In fact, what is attempted in these pages is not so much advocacy as explanation.

Nor is any attempt made to analyse exhaustively, in economic and sociological terms, each detail of the programmes. For, more important than the precise measures proposed, are the forces -- social, economic, moral and intellectual -- that have provoked those measures and stand behind them, and may extend them in the future. We have had extreme socialist, or socialistic programmes before. Socialism has indeed been the creed of large par-

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