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Arguments for socialism

£34.99

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Facing the challenge of five years in opposition, Tony Benn believes that the Labour Party's recovery rests now, more than ever, on making the Party more responsive and accountable to rank and file supporters. In his new book, Benn outlines a strong democratic-socialist approach to what he senses will be the enduring and dominating issues in our political life for the next decade - industrial recovery,; industrial democracy; a return to full employment; democracy within the Labour Party and within government; the planned development of energy resources compatible with the needs of the environment and a new perspective for European co-operation.

His arguments, practical and immediate rather than theoretical and abstract, belie media propaganda about him; and he argues as convincingly for democracy, open government and developed power as any other significant political figure today. He argues that Britain is learning fast, though not without difficulty, about the ways in which people can build a responsible society through democratic socialism in which production is for need and not only for profit. He argues that the British people have inherited traditions of self-government that equip us to handle the problems facing all industrial countries. He spells out a role for common ownership within an active democracy that would encourage enterprise now actually held back by market forces and inequality of power and wealth. His are the politics of hope and effort well within the capacity of a self-confident community,

Inscribed edition. Some discoloration to dust jacket and page edges due to age.

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Author(s):
Tony Benn
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23x14.5cm
Edition:
1979 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224017705
ISBN-13:
9780224017701
Number of pages:
205
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
Arguments for Socialism

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Facing the challenge of five years in opposition, Tony Benn believes that the Labour Party's recovery rests now, more than ever, on making the Party more responsive and accountable to rank and file supporters. In his new book, Benn outlines a strong democratic-socialist approach to what he senses will be the enduring and dominating issues in our political life for the next decade - industrial recovery,; industrial democracy; a return to full employment; democracy within the Labour Party and within government; the planned development of energy resources compatible with the needs of the environment and a new perspective for European co-operation.

His arguments, practical and immediate rather than theoretical and abstract, belie media propaganda about him; and he argues as convincingly for democracy, open government and developed power as any other significant political figure today. He argues that Britain is learning fast, though not without difficulty, about the ways in which people can build a responsible society through democratic socialism in which production is for need and not only for profit. He argues that the British people have inherited traditions of self-government that equip us to handle the problems facing all industrial countries. He spells out a role for common ownership within an active democracy that would encourage enterprise now actually held back by market forces and inequality of power and wealth. His are the politics of hope and effort well within the capacity of a self-confident community,

Inscribed edition. Some discoloration to dust jacket and page edges due to age.

Added value:
Inscribed by author
Author(s):
Tony Benn
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23x14.5cm
Edition:
1979 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224017705
ISBN-13:
9780224017701
Number of pages:
205
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
Arguments for Socialism

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