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Tawney, R. H.

The Attack, and Other Papers

The Attack, and Other Papers

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1953. First U.S. Edition. 194 pages 23 cm. Near fine(+) with wee bit of foxing to bottom edges, in a near fine price-clipped jacket housed in archival mylar. Hardcover.

Crisp copy. / Contents: Attack -- Some reflections of a soldier -- National College of All Souls -- China, 1930-31 -- Choice before the Labour Party -- Why Britain fights -- We mean freedom -- Beatrice Webb, 1858-1943 -- Webbs and their work -- War and social policy -- Christianity and the social revolution -- Note on Christianity and the social order. ¶ "Richard Henry Tawney (1880-1962), commonly known as R. H. Tawney, was a prominent British economic historian, social critic, ethical socialist, and an important proponent of adult education. Tawney's work focused on the relationship between capitalism and ethics. He was critical of the impact of capitalism on society and advocated for a democratic socialist society that would promote social justice and economic equality. His writings have had a significant influence on the development of British social policy and the Labour Party's ideology. Among his most influential works are "The Acquisitive Society" (1921), in which he criticizes capitalism for prioritizing acquisition and profit over the welfare of society, and "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism" (1926), where he explores the religious roots of capitalist economic systems. Tawney was also a key figure in the Workers' Educational Association, believing strongly in the importance of adult education for social progress." /

Social Problems Problèmes sociaux. social issues. Politics and government Social problems. Geographic: Great Britain -- Politics and government. Grande-Bretagne -- Politique et gouvernement. Great Britain.

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