Socialism and war (Google eBook)

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New review publishing association, 1915 - Political Science - 267 pages
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Page 105 - Take up the White man's burden And reap his old reward: The blame of those ye better, The hate of those ye guard The cry of hosts ye humour (Ah, slowly!) toward the light: "Why brought ye us from bondage, "Our loved Egyptian night?
Page 83 - ... of transforming the work of necessity into a work of his free choice and of raising the physical necessity to a moral one.
Page 80 - ... the disposal of the surplus-product of the modern industrial nations has ceased to be a matter of trade carried on by the individual, and has become a matter of armed force, actual or potential, used by large groups, called Nations.
Page 32 - to assume and assert that the burdens and miseries of war are borne wholly by the working class, and that for the capitalist class it is a sort of picnic, abounding in fun and excitement, besides being a good business. ... As to the present war, I must say the idea is utterly baseless. This war is certainly no picnic for any social class. Certainly not to the capitalist class, either in the Alliance or in the Entente countries. It is even doubtful whether it is good...
Page 50 - The century which elapsed between the close of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War witnessed remarkable growth in the spirit of internationalism.
Page 32 - ... the fashion among Socialists/' he writes, " to assume and assert that the burdens and miseries of war are borne wholly by the working class, and that for the capitalist class it is a sort of picnic, abounding in fun and excitement, besides being a good business. . . As to the present war, I must say the idea is utterly baseless. This war is certainly no picnic for any social class. Certainly not to the capitalist class, either in the Alliance or in the Entente countries. It is even doubtful whether...
Page 185 - I yield to no man in loyalty to the sentiments, my country, may it ever be right, but right or wrong, my country.
Page 191 - Commons, summoned him by electric telegraph, and he appeared just in time for the meeting. Already the gentlemen of the Manchester School believed they would carry their resolution, and would be able to bring home the support of the manufacturing districts to their good Aberdeen, when Ernest Jones rose and put an amendment pledging the people to war, and declaring that before liberty was established peace was a crime. There ensued a most violent discussion, but the amendment of Ernest Jones was carried...
Page 217 - ... is primarily a historical theory, an attempt^ to explain the progress of mankind and the means whereby this progress is brought about} As such it denies the role ascribed to race and nationality as factors of human progress by the nationalistic theory, and considers these entities mere incidents in the evolution of mankind, brought forth at a certain stage of this evolution bound to disappear with it.
Page 216 - The theory of the class struggle is in absolute and irreconcilable opposition to the nationalistic theory of patriotism, — while its practice makes the practice of the patriotic virtues utterly impossible.

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