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The intelligent woman's guide to socialism, capitalism, sovietism and fascism

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Published in 1928 when Shaw was seventy-two, this book draws on decades of political activity and remains one of his brilliant exercises in propaganda. It contains a foreword by Polly Toynbee.

Ramsay MacDonald, Labour leader, hailed the work as the world's most important book since the Bible. As a Fabian and lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying every aspect of our lives. Family affections and relations between the sexes were perverted by it. From Parliament to education our institutions were 'corrupted at the root by pecuniary interest'. Idealism, integrity and piecemeal attempts at political reform were all futile in the face of the gross injustice built into our economic system. And because a capitalist economy could never function smoothly, private property was not merely a form of robbery, but robbery with violence.

This is one of the great passionate and indignant expositions of how social injustice destroys human lives. It is important reading for all who are interested in politics and particularly those interested in politics and social equality. The book is in excellent condition and appears as new.

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Author(s):
Bernard Shaw
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
23 x 14 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1847492436
ISBN-13:
9781847492432
Number of pages:
480
Publisher:
Alma Classics
Title:
The Intelligent Woman's Guide: To Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism (Alma Classics)

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Published in 1928 when Shaw was seventy-two, this book draws on decades of political activity and remains one of his brilliant exercises in propaganda. It contains a foreword by Polly Toynbee.

Ramsay MacDonald, Labour leader, hailed the work as the world's most important book since the Bible. As a Fabian and lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying every aspect of our lives. Family affections and relations between the sexes were perverted by it. From Parliament to education our institutions were 'corrupted at the root by pecuniary interest'. Idealism, integrity and piecemeal attempts at political reform were all futile in the face of the gross injustice built into our economic system. And because a capitalist economy could never function smoothly, private property was not merely a form of robbery, but robbery with violence.

This is one of the great passionate and indignant expositions of how social injustice destroys human lives. It is important reading for all who are interested in politics and particularly those interested in politics and social equality. The book is in excellent condition and appears as new.

Author(s):
Bernard Shaw
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
23 x 14 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1847492436
ISBN-13:
9781847492432
Number of pages:
480
Publisher:
Alma Classics
Title:
The Intelligent Woman's Guide: To Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism (Alma Classics)

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