Outlooks from the New Standpoint

Outlooks from the New Standpoint

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Outlooks from the New Standpoint

Outlooks from the New Standpoint

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The present volume consists of various pieces on a somewhat wide range of subjects, but all of them having, as I believe, a common bearing. Some of them have never been published before, while others which have appeared have been largely re-written. The first part of the volume is taken up with two historical essays. The one on Anarcharsis Clootz is based mainly on the exhaustive Life of Clootz, byGeorgres Avenel, a most remarkable contribution toward the inner history of the French Revolution, which, so far as I am aware, has never before been noticed in this country. The second part contains a collection of papers all bearing more or less directly upon Socialism, while the third part is devoted to three philosophical papers.

The inner steady break-up of the fabric of bourgeois civilisation becomes more noticeable year by year. The economic side of this collapse, as exemplified in the unceasing labour-struggle—the absorbing topic of interest in all circles—is already beginning to directly modify political conditions. The decisive question in all elections now is the labour question. If politics has to desert its old party aries, and give itself the semblance of a social or labour content, not less so has religion. The Christian churches, their old specula-

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