A History of Socialism

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Macmillan Company, 1909 - Socialism - 436 pages

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Page 343 - To study in common how to apply the moral truths and principles of Christianity to the social and economic difficulties of the present time.
Page 428 - ... of others will necessarily disappear, and practical equality of opportunity will be maintained by the spontaneous action of economic forces with much less interference with personal liberty than the present system entails. " For the attainment of these ends the Fabian Society looks to the spread of socialist opinions, and the social and political changes consequent thereon, including the establishment of equal citizenship for men and women.
Page 240 - The liberty of man," he says in his Dieu et L'État, "consists solely in this, that he obey the laws of nature, because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual.
Page 427 - It therefore aims at the reorganisation of society by the emancipation of Land and Industrial Capital from individual and class ownership, and the vesting of them in the community for the general benefit.
Page 428 - Land and of the consequent individual appropriation in the form of Rent, of the price paid for permission to use the earth, as well as for the advantages of superior soils and sites. " The society further works for the transfer to the community of the administration of such Industrial Capital as can conveniently be managed socially.
Page 151 - With me, on the contrary, the ideal is nothing else than the material world reflected by the human mind, and translated into forms of thought...
Page 427 - The Society accordingly works for the extinction of private property in land, and of the consequent individual appropriation, in the form of rent, of the price paid for permission to use the earth, as well as for the advantages of superior soils and sites.
Page 426 - The abrogation of all laws that do not bear equally upon capital and labor...
Page 425 - To make industrial and moral worth, not wealth, the true standard of individual and National greatness. • II. To secure to the workers the full enjoyment of the wealth they create, sufficient leisure in which to develop their intellectual, moral and social faculties; all of the benefits...
Page 158 - These two great discoveries, the materialistic conception of history and the revelation of the secret of capitalistic production through surplus value, we owe to Marx. With these discoveries socialism became a science.

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