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Title: Karl Marx. An Essay. With the Communist ...
Publisher: The Fabian society
Publication Date: 1925
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description New York, League for Industrial Democracy, (1933)., 1933. First edition thus. Wrappers, small 8vo, 96 pp. Laski's essay was first printed in 1921 and reprinted in 1925. This edition was "reprinted with permission of the author" in 1933, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Marx. Very good copy, faint sticker shadow away from any printing on front wrapper. Seller Inventory # 4242
Book Description League for Industrial Democracy, New York, 1933. Wraps. Condition: Fair. reprint. 94, , Footnotes. Supplementary Bibliography. Introduction by Norman Thomas. Cover worn and soiled. Some page soiling and discoloration. Some damp staining. Stamp from the Socialist Party of Milwaukee on front cover. The League for Industrial Democracy (LID), formerly the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, came into being in 1921 when members decided it was time to change the group's name to become more inclusive, but also to reflect a new organizational perspective. In its early years, the LID addressed societal problems such as poverty, child labor, work conditions, and poor housing conditions. It became the base for left-wing intellectuals, otherwise known as Muckrakers. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the LID organized radio stations and broadcasts centered around the New Deal. Throughout its history, the LID has called itself a proponent of the labor movement. The group saw this movement as a progressive force that is misunderstood by intellectuals. The goal of this is to break down these perceived boundaries and to promote "education for increasing democracy in our economic, political, and cultural life" The LID literature portrays the organization as a progressive and socialist group; however, in recent history, the League has shifted its roots. Today's affiliates are mostly anti-communists and focus their energy on democracy building in places such as Eastern Europe, Africa, and Central America, while paying very little attention to its domestic program. This pamphlet was published in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Karl Marx. Harold Joseph Laski (30 June 1893 - 24 March 1950) was a British political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party during 1945-1946, and was a professor at the London School of Economics from 1926 to 1950. He first promoted pluralism, emphasizing the importance of local voluntary communities such as labour unions. After 1930 he shifted to a Marxist emphasis on class conflict and the need for a workers' revolution, which he hinted might be violent. Laski's position angered Labour leaders who promised a nonviolent democratic transformation. Laski's position on democracy came under further attack from Winston Churchill in the 1945 general election, and the Labour party had to disavow Laski, its chairman.Laski was Britain's most influential intellectual spokesman for Socialism in the interwar years. Particularly, his teaching greatly influenced men such as Jawaharlal Nehru who later become leaders of new nations in Asia and Africa as the British Empire was dissolved. He was perhaps the most influential intellectual in the Labour Party, especially for those on the left who shared his trust and hope in Stalin's Soviet Union. He was distrusted by the Labour politicians who were in charge, such as Prime Minister Clement Attlee, and never was given a major government position or a peerage. With a keen commitment to human liberty and equality for the working classes, he never resolved the tension between his support for liberalism and Socialism. The tension left him increasingly pessimistic about the future of democracy. Seller Inventory # 72174