The Coming Revolution in Great Britain

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byGerald Gould

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Ill LABOUR UNREST: ITS MATERIAL AND MORAL CAUSES Before the war, the phrase on everybody's lips was 'Labour Unrest.' What Labour was, and why it was unrestful, remained indefinite in the minds of most who used the phrase. But, deep below the casual futility of those phrases which pass from mouth to mouth, swaying elections, conferences, Parliaments, as powerfully as the invisible wind sways the woods, and yet never at any moment touch the thinking portion of the human mind: deep in the sub-consciousness of the middle-class which wondered and protested at the unrest of Labour, there were two profound and dangerous assumptions, one corresponding to each of the undefined words. 'Labour, ' it was felt, was something separate: a body of men with different capacities and intentions from the' public' or the' community.' It was forgotten, as it is still forgotten, or ignored, when people talk of strikes as 'against the community' or of 'public opinion' as 'against Labour,' that the manual workers, with their wives and families, constitute more than three-fifths of the whole population. And unrest, it was felt, was something at once unreasonable and transient. Some of the 'public' said, sympathetically or unsympathetically, that what the working-man wanted was more wages: some of the 'public' said that the working-man didn't know what he wanted. Both statements were true, as far as they went; and both were utterly misleading. The working-man wanted more wages; but that want carried with it implications far beyond the merit of any particular set of disputes or any particular period of unrest, and involved the solution of the fundamental revolutionary problem: where are the higher wages to come from, and how are they to be rendered permanently and effectively higher?...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Ill LABOUR UNREST: ITS MATERIAL AND MORAL CAUSES Before the war, the phrase on everybody's lips was 'Labour Unrest.' What Labou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217327249

ISBN - 13:9780217327244

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