New Trends in Socialism G. E. G. Catlin

ISBN: 9781406740998

Published: March 1st 2007

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New Trends in Socialism  by  G. E. G. Catlin

New Trends in Socialism by G. E. G. Catlin
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NEW TRENDS IN SOCIALISM Edited by G. E. G. CATLIN With a preface by THE Rx. HON. ARTHUR HENDERSON, P. C., M. P. LOVAT DICKSON THOMPSON LIMITED PUBLISHERS LONDON FIRST PUBLISHED 1935 LOVAT DIGKSON THOMPSON LIMITED 38 BEDFORD STREET LONDON AND ST.MoreNEW TRENDS IN SOCIALISM Edited by G. E. G. CATLIN With a preface by THE Rx. HON. ARTHUR HENDERSON, P. C., M. P. LOVAT DICKSON THOMPSON LIMITED PUBLISHERS LONDON FIRST PUBLISHED 1935 LOVAT DIGKSON THOMPSON LIMITED 38 BEDFORD STREET LONDON AND ST.

MARTINS HOUSE BOND STREET TORONTO SET AND PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY RICHARD CLAY SONS LIMITED AT THE CHAUCER PRESS BUNOAY BOUND BY O. J. KITCAT LIMITED PAPER SUPPLIED BY W. ROWLANDSON COMPANY LIMITED SET IN BASKERVILLE MONOTYPE New Trends in Socialism by Leonard Barnes Edward Gonze R.

H. S. Grossman E. F. M. Durbin Robert Fraser HugliOaitskell Frank Hardie Douglas Jay W. Milne-Bailey John Parker Ivor Thomas Herbert Tracey Ellen Wilkinson Allan Young G. E. G. Catlin FOREWORD EACH of the contributors to this symposium is responsible solely for his own contribution, and not for the con tributions of his associates. It is, nevertheless, believed by the contributors, members of the British Labour Party, that they have a certain community of supposi tions and outlook which may enhance the value of this volume.

Certainly the customary objection to sym posia that they could have been better written by one hand does not here apply, first, because no single writer could satisfactorily have covered the present field of discussion, and, secondly, because political action is born, not of the literary talent of any individual, but of the consensus of opinions. The consensus here reached differs in some respect from that which at the present time generally obtains either in the British Labour movement or in continental Socialism.

As such, it may be described as expressing a new trend that may perhaps have an effective appeal for the British people and, notleast, for the post-war generation. PREFACE BY THE RT. HON. ARTHUR HENDERSON, P. C., M. P. THIS book is the work of contributors most of whom are younger members of the Labour Party. Several of them are Parliamentary candidates others hold academic posts of distinction.

Their approach to the problems of the hour and to the more permanent and obstinate problems that confront us to-day and will confront the coming generation, has a value that must attract atten licrfi. It has also an importance that must attach to unofficial views that giyeaclue. to future trends of political thought and action in the country. The contributors make no claim to put forward any common or group programme other than that of the party to which they all belong.

It is nevertheless possible to detect in what they say a certain similarity of outlook and faith which makes one confident not only of the vigour of Socialist thought among the younger gener ation in this country, but that this thought will have distinctive characteristics when compared with that of the Continent and especially of Eastern Europe. There is a British political principle of freedom, experiment and social justice which these writers emphasise. They cannot be accused, when they do so, of being out of touch with the thought of the oncoming generation.

British electors will do well to give attention to the full significance of that fact for the future course of politics in this country. The period since the war has been one of political reaction, economic anarchy and social deterioration on a large scale. It has seen the establishment of aggressively X PREFACE reactionary Governments in country after country, and the progressive menace to thesecurity of world peace, for the achievement of which millions perished twenty years ago. If this retreat of civilisation is to be arrested, it must be by a change of ideas united with qffective political organisation and courageous leadership.

It is the ideas of militarism, dictatorship and class rule that must be exposed for their inherent selfishness and in humanity. These are the ideas which frustrate man kind in their patient strivings to secure conditions of security and happiness...



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