The Coöperative Commonwealth In Its Outlines; An Exposition Of Modern Socialism

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byLaurence Gronlund

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. 1TIE COMING REVOLUTION. "Be careful, sirs! how you judge God's revolutions as the products ot man's invention." -- Oliver Cromwell. "The Revolution is a work of the Unknown. Call it good or bad, as you yearn towards the Future or the Past." Victor Hugo. "Twas but the ruin of the bad. The wasting of the wrong and ill, Whate'er of good the olu time had Was living still." Whittier. We commenced this book by quoting these words from a dialogue in " The Nineteenth Century:" "We see that political systems in all progressive societies tend toward socialistic democracy. We see everywhere that it must come to that. We all of us feel this conviction, or all of us, I suppose, who have reflected on the matter. We feel, too, that nothing we can do can avert or possibly long delay the consummation. Then, we must believe that the movement is being guided, or is guiding itself, to happy issues." We now add the response immediately following, from the Biniic dialogue: "Hope that the inevitable may prove the ultimately desirable, but act towards it in public affairs as you do in private, i. e.-- ignore it altogether!" It is, of course, two of ';our best people" who thus discourse. The one who warns his friend that the political, systems of all progressive countries are drifting towards " socialistic' democracy is uncommonly far-seeing and candid. He is undoubtedly right; the simple fact that household-suffrage was introduced in his country under Tory auspices proves it. But he is not profound enough. Political phenomena are merely the straws on the surface that show the direction of the current. That all the tendencies are and, especially, that the undercurrent is towards Socialism, towards Social-Cooperation, is the principal proposition of these pages. Of the surf...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. 1TIE COMING REVOLUTION. "Be careful, sirs! how you judge God's revolutions as the products ot man's invention." -- Oliv...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217577881

ISBN - 13:9780217577885

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