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Henry George and socialism

Webb, Sidney (1889) Henry George and socialism. Church Reformer, VIII (1). pp. 11-13.

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The social scientist and economist John A. Hobson observed in 1897 that “Henry George may be considered to have exercised a more directly powerful formative and educative influence over English radicalism of the last fifteen years than any other man,”... and that George "was able to drive an abstract notion, that of economic rent, into the minds of a large number of ‘practical’ men, and so generate therefrom a social movement. George had all the popular gifts of the American orator and journalist, with something more. Sincerity rang out of every utterance." ... Many others agree with Hobson. George Bernard Shaw claims that Henry George was responsible for inspiring 5 out of 6 socialist reformers in Britain during the 1880s, who created socialist organizations such as the Fabian Society. - From Wikipedia article on Henry George.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Hardcopy available in LSE Archives: PASSFIELD/7/1/10.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 10:32
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 10:37

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