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The decay of capitalist civilisation

Webb, Sidney and Webb, Beatrice (1923) The decay of capitalist civilisation. Fabian Society, and G. Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London, pp. 957-966.

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Preface: We may as well forestall the obvious criticism that this little book is not "constructive." It is not intended to supply a plan of reconstruction. For such a plan, in considerable detail, the reader is referred to the works advertised in the final pages; and particularly to A Constitution for the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain, and, the the form of a political programme, the pamphlet of the British Labour Party, Labour and the New Social Order (33 Eccleston Square, London. Price Threepence). We gratefully acknowledge the help of various friends, who will excuse the omission of their names. But we cannot refrain from expressing our deepest gratitude to our oldest friend and comrade, Mr. Bernard Shaw, who kindly undertook the revision of the proofs in the midst of a General Election when we were otherwise engaged. 41 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, January 1923.

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Additional Information: viii, 102, 6 p. : 8vo. First published London: The Fabian Society, 1923, with errata-slip. 2nd edition 1923. The full text of the 3rd ed. is also available at the link. "The opportunity of a Second Impression [i.e. 3rd ed.] has been taken to correct various verbal and literal errors, principally in the quotations and references." Republished Redditch, Read Books, 2011.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 14:25
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 14:29

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