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Socialism and Superior Brains: The Political Thought of George Bernard Shaw eBook
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Socialism and Superior Brains: The Political Thought of George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was the master intellectual of British socialism and has been one ofthe most influential political commentators ofthe twentieth century. "Socialism and Superior Brains" provides a comprehensive critical account of his political ideas. Shaw assumed many roles as a thinker, including those of artist-philosopher, clowning prophet, and pamphleteer. This book explains the methods he employed, the levels of abstraction at which his thought operated, and the intentions which informed...
In his hard-hitting and controversial book, George Watson examines the foundation texts ofsocialism to find out what they really say; the result is blasphemy against socialism's canon of saints. Marx and Engels publicly advocated genocide in 1849; Ruskin called himself a violent Tory and a King's man; and Shaw held the working classes in utter contempt. Drawing on an impressive range of sources from Robert Owen to Ken Livingstone, the author demonstrates that socialism was a conservative, nostalgic...