From Serfdom to Socialism


Author: James Keir Hardie,James Ramsay MacDonald,Philip Snowden Snowden (Viscount)

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838615409

Category: Great Britain

Page: 396

View: 1903

These three monographs are historically important as succinct propagandist statements of Labour's theory, principles and policies as it overhauled the Liberal Party as the chief British agency for radical change. They were first published separately in 1906-7 as part of a six-volume series entitled The Labour Ideal.

From Serfdom to Socialism


Author: James Keir Hardie,James Ramsay MacDonald,Philip Snowden Snowden (Viscount)

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838615409

Category: Great Britain

Page: 396

View: 4659

These three monographs are historically important as succinct propagandist statements of Labour's theory, principles and policies as it overhauled the Liberal Party as the chief British agency for radical change. They were first published separately in 1906-7 as part of a six-volume series entitled The Labour Ideal.

From Serfdom to Socialism


Author: Keir Hardie

Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart

ISBN: 9781910448472

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 8087

Price: 12.99 'the first man from the midst of the working class who completely understood them, completely championed them ... never deserted them, never turned his back on a single principle which he had professed, never drifted away from his class in thought, in feeling or in faith.' John Bruce Glasier 'France had her Jaures, Germany her Bebel and Liebknecht, Austria her Victor Adler, Russia her Lenin. Britain produced, and continues to produce, men to carry on the struggle of the poor, but no one who more personifies the spirit of that struggle than the miner from the coalfields of Lanarkshire.' James Maxton Keir Hardie was the founder of the Labour Party, a pioneer trade unionist, a tireless campaigner for women's rights, and the first working man ever to be elected to Parliament. As a key text for the first generation of Labour Party activists, From Serfdom to Socialism stands both as a founding document of the Labour Party and as the fullest exposition of Hardie's political thought. It draws together into a coherent and explicitly socialist whole Hardie's - often disparate - ideas on history, religion, women's rights, and local and national government. In signalling the arrival of the Labour Party on the national stage, and defining all that it stood for, this book was to change the political landscape of Britain forever."

From Serfdom to Socialism... - Scholar's Choice Edition


Author: James Keir Hardie,James Ramsay MacDonald,Viscount Philip Snowden Snowden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298037633


Page: 152

View: 8906

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Peasants in Russia from Serfdom to Stalin

Accommodation, Survival, Resistance


Author: Boris B. Gorshkov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474254829

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5004

The peasantry accounted for the large majority of the Russian population during the Imperialist and Stalinist periods – it is, for the most part, how people lived. Peasants in Russia from Serfdom to Stalin provides a comprehensive, realistic examination of peasant life in Russia during both these eras and the legacy this left in the post-Soviet era. The book paints a full picture of peasant involvement in commerce and local political life and, through Boris Gorshkov's original ecology paradigm for understanding peasant life, offers new perspectives on the Russian peasantry under serfdom and the emancipation. Incorporating recent scholarship, including Russian and non-Russian texts, along with classic studies, Gorshkov explores the complex interrelationships between the physical environment, peasant economic and social practices, culture, state policies and lord-peasant relations. He goes on to analyze peasant economic activities, including agriculture and livestock, social activities and the functioning of peasant social and political institutions within the context of these interrelationships. Further reading lists, study questions, tables, maps, primary source extracts and images are also included to support and enhance the text wherever possible. Peasants in Russia from Serfdom to Stalin is the crucial survey of a key topic in modern Russian history for students and scholars alike.

Keir Hardie

Labour's Greatest Hero?


Author: Bob Holman

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745953549

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9254

The extraordinary forgotten story of the founder and first parliamentary leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Keir Hardie At the turn of the 19th century he was Labour's most famous face. However, despite being voted Labour's "Greatest Hero" at the 2008 Party Conference, in recent years his amazing story seems all but forgotten. With an illegitimate birth just outside Glasgow in 1856, his life didn't start gently. Before the age of 10, he was the sole wage earner in his working class, atheist family. He never went to school but was self-taught, avidly reading books lent him by a kind young clergyman. This led to two major conversions in his life--first to Christianity, and then to socialism. While earlier biographies have neglected the former, pointing out his experience of hardship as the source of his passion for social justice, the role of Christianity in Hardie's life was profound. It shaped his involvement in many of the greatest social changes of the time, and is the main focus of this illuminating biography of the world famous leader.

Der Weg zur Knechtschaft


Author: Friedrich A. von Hayek

Publisher: Lau-Verlag

ISBN: 3957681278

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 6506

Das Kultbuch des renommierten Nationalökonomen und intellektuellen Gegenspielers von John Maynard Keynes. "Selten schafft es einmal ein Ökonom, mit einem Buch das breite Publikum aufzurütteln. Eine große Ausnahme bildet ›Der Weg zur Knechtschaft‹, jenes legendäre Buch des späteren Nobelpreisträgers Friedrich A. v. Hayek [...]. Ein Jahr vor Kriegsende popularisierte Hayek damit im Londoner Exil seine in den zwanziger und dreißiger Jahren gewonnenen Überzeugungen, vor allem die These, dass jeder Planwirtschaft eine Tendenz zum Totalitarismus innewohnt und dass es keinen Mittelweg zwischen Sozialismus und Marktwirtschaft geben kann. ›Der Weg zur Knechtschaft‹ hat zentrale Bedeutung für jene Ideen, die man heute, leicht missverständlich, als ›Neoliberalismus‹ bezeichnet; die Überzeugung, dass ökonomische Probleme am besten über freie Märkte gelöst werden sollen und der Anteil des Staates zurückgeführt werden sollte. Einprägsam besonders Hayeks Begründung, warum Planwirtschaft und Demokratie nicht zusammenpassen."

The Road to Serfdom


Author: Friedrich August Hayek

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415253895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8801

Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

The Road to Serfdom

Text and Documents: The Definitive Edition


Author: F. A. Hayek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 8021

A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual history and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians and scholars for half a century. Originally published in 1944, it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This new edition includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials and forewords to earlier editions by the likes of Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Friedrich Hayek's enduring masterwork.

The Road from Serfdom

The Economic and Political Consequences of the End of Communism


Author: Robert Jacob Alexander Skidelsky

Publisher: Allen Lane


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 7354

An interpretation of recent history and a prescription for the future link the collapse of communism to the global failure of this century's concepts regarding collectivism. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Mainers on the Titanic


Author: Mac Smith

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608933059

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 5073

Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really happened on the Titanic, and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking and rescue; and, for those who survived, of their coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's a fascinating addition to the Titanic story.

Hayek's The Road to Serfdom

A Brief Introduction


Author: Bruce Caldwell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022614674X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 1228

The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek’s 1944 warning against the dangers of government control, continues to influence politics more than seventy years after it was turned down by three American publishers and finally published by the University of Chicago Press. A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, the definitive edition of The Road to Serfdom included this essay as its Introduction. Here, acclaimed Hayek biographer and general editor of the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series, Bruce Caldwell explains how Hayek came to write and publish the book, assesses misunderstandings of Hayek’s thought, and suggests how Hayek’s fears of Socialism lead him to abandon the larger scholarly project he had planned in 1940 to focus instead on a briefer, more popular and political tract—one that has influenced political and economic discourse ever since.

Escape from Serfdom

America's Flight from Progressivism


Author: Richard Ley

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781631854330

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 7967

Who is John Galt? Perhaps the answer is found in the pages of Escape from Serfdom, which reads like a modern-day Ayn Rand novel. This gripping, well-crafted novel tells the story of America turning back the inevitable march towards socialism that Fredrich Hayek warned the world about in his 1944 seminal book, Road to Serfdom. Escape from Serfdom weaves a wonderful story with rich characters while dealing with critical issues of the day in a decidedly non-politically correct manner. This journey describes in detail strong, sensible and creative public policies that seek to restore the founding principles on which our nation was built. The flight from progressivism began by rallying American citizens to demand reforms in the way the federal government operates while reining in political parties, professional politicians, and special interest lobbyists, and ending crony capitalism. Most importantly, Escape from Serfdom provides a glimmer of hope to Americans who are despondent over the direction the country has taken over the past few decades. It creates a positive movement that extends beyond the pages of this novel with ideas and policies to help restore the federal government to one that continually works to further the common interests of all Americans and not the special interests of a few.

Capitalism, Socialism, and Serfdom

Essays by Evsey D. Domar


Author: Evsey D. Domar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521370912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 7068

The collection consists of four parts: Part I presents three non-technical essays on economic development and economic systems. Four out of five essays in Part II deal with the theory and measurement of the so-called Index of Total Factor Productivity for several countries. The fifth essay is on the theory of index numbers. The first essay of Part III compares the American and Soviet patterns of economic development and finds that the path followed by each country might have been optimal for it at the time. The second essay develops a general theory of a producer cooperative. The third essay discusses a method for avoiding monopolistic exploitation, under either system, without price control. Part IV presents three applications of economic theory to historical problems - in particular, to serfdom and slavery. The first, on 'The Causes of Slavery or Serfdom', has become a classic. The second challenges the widely accepted view that Russian serfdom had become unprofitable for the serf-owners before the Emancipation of 1861. The last shows that the oft-repeated estimate of the overcharge for land allotted to the former serfs by the Emancipation has little basis in fact.

Socialism After Hayek


Author: Theodore A. Burczak

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472069514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

View: 7995

Develops a theory of market socialism in response to Friedrich Hayek's criticism of centrally-planned socialism. This work poses this model of "free market socialism" against other models of socialism, especially those developed by John Roemer, Michael Albert, and Robin Hahnel.

Progressivism: Our Road to Serfdom

Arise America: Rebuild Your God-Given Capitalist Foundations


Author: Zester

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426933886

Category: Self-Help

Page: 278

View: 5449

Is the American dream really dead? What really makes the different between a have and a have not? In Progressivism: Our Road to Serfdom, authors Zester and Marilyn Hatfield examine these questions and others in light of the historic realities of who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going in relation to wages, job security, full employment, personal wealth accumulation, and personal freedoms. The Hatfields discuss the causes and history behind the current failing economy and present a step-by-step understanding of how to rebuild our God-given capitalist foundations with greater success. It takes a candid look at how new wealth is created by current and advancing technologies. Moreover, it reveals the secrets and the inner workings of progressive socialismthe political and ideological barrier that stands between those who love America and the republics limited form of government. Progressivism: Our Road to Serfdom presents a fascinating story of how wealth is created and its effect on all Americanswage earners, small business owners, and equity owners both large and small. It demonstrates how the Constitution gives all Americans the unalienable right to prosper from their own labor and capital possessions.

Socialism in Georgian Colors

The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883-1917


Author: Stephen F. Jones

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674019027

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7623

Georgian social democracy was the most successful social democratic movement in the Russian Empire. Despite its small size, it produced many of the leading revolutionary figures of 1917. In the first of two volumes, Stephen Jones writes the history of this national movement, which represented one of the earliest examples of European social democracy at the turn of the twentieth century.