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The Intelligent Woman's Guide: To Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism
     

The Intelligent Woman's Guide: To Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism

by Bernard Shaw, Polly Toynbee (Foreword by)
 

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The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism, and Fascism

As a lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying every aspect of human life, perverting family affections and the relations between the sexes. According to him, all British institutions were “corrupted at the root by pecuniary interest

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The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism, and Fascism

As a lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying every aspect of human life, perverting family affections and the relations between the sexes. According to him, all British institutions were “corrupted at the root by pecuniary interest” – and idealism, integrity and any piecemeal attempts at political reform were futile in the face of the gross injustice built into the Empire’s economic system.

Begun in 1924 – the year of the British Labour Party’s first period of office under Ramsay MacDonald (who hailed it as “the world’s most important book since the Bible”) – and first published in 1928, The Intelligent Woman’s Guide draws on Shaw’s decades of activism and remains a brilliant, thoughtprovoking classic of political propaganda.

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"He did his best in redressing the fateful unbalance between truth and reality, in lifting mankind to a higher rung of social maturity. He often pointed a scornful finger at human frailty, but his jests were never at the expense of humanity."  —Thomas Mann, author, The Magic Mountain

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ISBN-13:
9781847492432
Publisher:
Alma Books
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) a Nobel Prizewinning Irish playwright and critic, as well as an ardent socialist and tireless activist for the working class.

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