The Lost Literature of Socialism

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James Clarke & Co., 1998 - Literary Criticism - 112 pages
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In this hard-hitting and controversial new book, the author examines the foundation texts of socialism to find out what they really say... and the result is blasphemy against its canon of saints. This study, the first review of socialist literature since 1945, reveals how closely socialism was linked to conservative, racist, and genocidal ideas. As a literary critic the author's concern is to pay a due respect to the works of the founding fathers of socialism, to attend to what they say rather than to what their modern disciples wish they had said. The book forces the reader to abandon long-standing assumptions in political thought, enabling a genuine debate to be revived.
 

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Page 1 - There is a destiny now possible to us — the highest ever set before a nation to be accepted or refused. We are still undegenerate in race ; a race mingled of the best northern blood.

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George Watson (B.A., University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada) has taught almost every subject in the elementary and junior high school curriculum during 24 years of teaching.A He currently teaches grades 8 and 9 and special education at Alexander Junior High School in the North Battleford (Saskatchewan) Public School Division.A He is also the author of "Teacher Smart!," published by the Center in 1996.

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