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Egalitarianism of the Free Society: And the End of Class Conflict
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Egalitarianism of the Free Society: And the End of Class Conflict (Paperback)

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The transformation of society and the world of work, in the industrialised countries over the past 60 years, have overtaken political systems in the democratic world. The old left/right political divide, which has marked the pattern of socio-economic struggle since 1789, has now ceased to be a useful tool in advancing the progress of humanity. This book presents the new realities in the spheres of social life, as an introduction to the author's forthcoming 3-volume work on Social Capitalism, which concentrates on the shattering economic and political changes in the contemporary world. What is to be the future of society if it is to advance in any meaningful sense? If society is to be egalitarian and at the same time free, it will need to ditch the ideologies of the past which so inspired our forebears. The book opens with 6 chapters discussing the role of high culture in a society where class associations have been minimised and elitism takes on quite a different meaning. In an upwardly aspiring society, and under a changed educational system, the best would be available for all in the practical democracy of the future.There then follow 11 chapters on the nature of property, which is projected as an individual right in fulfilling psychological needs.

The political consequences are that property is presented as something contradicting its concept as understood in the traditional thinking of left or right wing politics. The practical implications of property are considered in their different life situations in separate chapters. Democracy, real or illusory, is discussed in 7 chapters, and historical arguments are evoked in exploring the erroneous beliefs and myths on the nature of freedom. The book concludes with 12 important chapters analysing those adverse intellectual influences in the 20th century responsible for undermining constructive thought in enabling a better world.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial classes Publisher: Arena Books Publication Date: 04/02/2008 ISBN-13: 9780955605529  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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This is Robert Corfe's introductory volume to his 3-volume work, "Social Capitalism in Theory and Practice". It sets out to examine in detail the sociological aspects of some of the most urgent questions of our time, viz., the problem of maintaining high culture in an egalitarian society; the psychological nature of property as being essential to the freedom of the individual and the community; the misconceptions and difficulties in establishing a truly democratic society; and the epistemological problems in discussing political science and the role for a New Idealism.The book which is written with crystal clarity, in appealing to the general reader as well as the student of politics, presents an exciting and entirely new way of looking at social issues which cuts through all the ideological dross which has dominated thinking for so long a period. The author brings exceptional qualifications to this introductory study of Social Capitalism, for not only has he been a life-long student of the social sciences, but for many years was a senior executive in manufacturing industry, as well as an activist in political life on both the local and national levels.

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