Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock (Classic Reprint) by Bernard ShawSocialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock (Classic Reprint) by Bernard Shaw

Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock (Classic Reprint)

byBernard Shaw

Paperback | September 28, 2016

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Excerpt from Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock

Sir, - Mr. Mallock's controversy with Mr. Chiozza-money over the figures of Mr. Keir Hardie may very well be left to the embarrassed silence in which good-natured people sit when a person of some distinction volunteers an absurd blunder as a contribution to a subject which he has not mastered. The notion that the people who are now spend ing in week-end hotels, in motor cars, in Switzerland, the Riviera, and Algeria the remarkable increase in unearned incomes noted by Mr. Keir Hardie have ever invented anything, ever directed anything, ever even selected their own investments without the aid of a stockbroker or solicitor, ever as much as seen the industries from which their incomes are derived, betrays not only the most rustic ignorance of economic theory, but a practical ignorance of society so incredible in a writer of Mr. Mallock's position that I find it exceedingly difficult to persuade my fellow Socialists that he really believes what he teaches. They regard me as a cynic when I tell them that even the clever est man will believe anything he wishes to believe, in spite of all the facts and all the text-books in the world.

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Title:Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.14 inPublished:September 28, 2016Publisher:FB &c LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1333778937

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