Historical Progress and Ideal Socialism: An Evening Discourse Delivered to the British Association at Oxford in the Sheldonian Theatre, 13th August 1894

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A. and C. Black, 1894 - Progress - 67 pages

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Page 34 - It is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals, which seem to know neither this nor any other species of contracts.
Page 34 - Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog. Nobody ever saw one animal by its gestures and natural cries signify to another, this is mine, that yours : I am willing to give this for that.
Page 59 - ... at the meeting of the British Association which was delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford in 1894. He chose as his subject Historical Progress and Ideal Socialism, which was published in the same year. Even after the lapse of a generation some of the sentences have a curiously modern ring: ' Does socialism mean reform; or does it mean revolution? It cannot mean both. Do you propose in the style of a Robespierre to confiscate the land itself, or in the style of a John Bright to reform...

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