The religion of socialism; being essays in modern socialist criticism [NOOK Book]

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The religion of socialism; being essays in modern socialist criticism

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Overview

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • BN ID: 2940022938296
  • Publisher: London : S. Sonnenschein
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1890 volume
  • File size: 337 KB

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SOCIALISM AND THE SUNDAY QUESTION. rRHE question of a" free" Sunday is to no one i more immediately important than to Socialists. For a prolet ariat strong in mind and in body is the first essential to the advent and the success of the revolution in this country as in every other. And no proletariat can be strong in mind or in body which is debarred from the opportunity of the full culture of either. The middle-class employer knows this right well when he protests against any infringement of the " day of rest." It was M. Guizot, so far as we remember, who in conversation with an English statesman sometime during the year 1848, remarked that the safety of England lay in her Sunday. Allowing for exaggeration, there is much truth in this assertion of the typical middle-class statesman of France. The " safety" of England from the point of view of its privileged classes has undoubtedly been conduced to by the British " Beer and Bible " Sunday. A well-conducted English workman, " thrifty and industrious," is no doubt kept in a state of dogged contentment by never knowing what leisure intelligently occupied means, by his tastes being carefully kept under, and by his weekly holiday being ' empty, swept, and garnished " of all relaxation. A man who knows nothing to interest him when he is free from work, naturally cares less about reduction oflabour. It is culture in its widest sense which makes the revolutionist. By culture we do not mean the mere tools of education furnished by the School Board, but the habit of mind which forces a man beyond the here, and the ncnv of his own particular interests, or even of the events uppermost in the newspapers at the moment, and makes him feel a livinginterest and part in the past, the future, the distant. Now, it is the absence of culture in thi...
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Table of Contents

Universal History from a Socialist Standpoint 1
A French Economist on Collectivism 38
Socialism and Religion 48
Socialism and the Sunday Question 54
The Modern Revolution 60
Conscience and Commerce 83
Unscientific Socialism 92
The Criminal Court Judge 106
Some Bourgeois Idols; or Ideals, Reals, and Shams 111
Imperialism v. Socialism 123
The Two Enthusiasms 128
The Capitalistic "Hearth" 136
Civil Law under Socialism 146
Address to Trades' Unions 154
Appendix 164
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