As a Fabian and lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying every aspect of our lives. Family affections and relations between the sexes were perverted by it. From Parliament to eduction our institutions were "corrupted at the root by pecuniary interest". Idealism, integrity and piecemeal attempts at political reform were all futile in the face of the gross injustice built into our economic system. And because a capitalist economy could never function smoothly, private property was not merely a form of robbery, but robbery with violence. Published in 1928 when Shaw was 72, this book draws on decades of political activity and remains one of his brilliant exercises in propoganda.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 17 to 19 cm tall (12mo). 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 121332
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, U.S.A., 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Privately owned, unmarked text, a few creases to otherwise tight spine, slight yellowing to pages. ships airmail from Berlin Bookshop h3. Bookseller Inventory # 6588h3