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Socialism and Democracy in Europe

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Author: Samuel P. Orth
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,591 / 338 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.9
LoC Category: HX
Downloads: 639
Added to site: 2011.09.21 30787
Genre: Politics

A historical account on the socialist movement of the early twentieth century.

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t a single exception."

Here is an all-inclusive hopefulness. Its significance is not diminished by the fact that it was spoken of his own peculiar remedy by education and environment.

This faith and hope runs through all their books like a golden song. Excepting Marx, he was the great gloomy one. Even those who condemn modern society with the most scathing adjectives link with their denunciations the most sanguine sentences of hope.

The Christian Socialism of Kingsley is filled with optimism. "Look up, my brother Christians, open your eyes, the hour of a new crusade has struck."[7]

The song of the new crusade was sung by Robert Morris:

"Come, shoulder to shoulder ere the world grows older! Help lies in naught but thee and me; Hope is before us, the long years that bore us, Bore leaders more than men may be.

"Let dead hearts tarry and trade and marry, And trembling nurse their dreams of mirth, While we, the living, our lives are giving To bring the bright new worl



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