The Impossibility of Social Democracy: Being a Supplement to "the Quintessence of Socialism" (Classic Reprint)


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The arguments and proposals of the present work are more dependent on the peculiarities of German life than were those of the Quintessence. The English reader will probably feel that in many respects the labour organization referred to is so far inferior to that of England as to vitiate for us the Author's inferences relating to the need of authority in trade management, and to the inevitable defects of democracy. In Miss Potter's recent co-operative Movement he will find indications that in England these particular diffi culties have been solved ambulando. Other analo gous ideas will appear to him altogether antiquated. Among these I must particularly designate the importance attached to imputations of materialism, infidelity, and atheism, and also to the defence of certain dogmatic positions, both Of which occupy a place in Dr. Schaf?e's contention as unexpected to me as it was unwelcome. We have found by the experience of centuries that these weapons are most readily turned against the best and wisest men, and we no longer employ them in our political and economic warfare.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Albert Schäffle


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780365120896

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm

Page Count - 342

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