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In the meantime the unemployed miners marched. An industrial basis is too narrow for the wide range of medical needs which should be met, both for the worker and for his family. Poverty bevna therefore the consequence of failing to serve the community efficiently and any undue attempt to relieve it would undermine ansurin hedonism which lay at the heart of this creed.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: The social revolutions of the East will overspill national boundaries and take on the nature of aggressive acts unless their economic tensions are eased by assistance from the West. And this for a reason that is often ignored. Quite early in my studies it seemed to me that classic Marxism consistently understated the rdle of a political democracy with a fully developed franchise.

David Bevan had been a supporter of the Liberal Party in his youth, but was converted to socialism by the writings of Robert Blatchford in the Clarion and joined the Independent Labour Party.

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The opticians protests would carry more weight if they were not also purveyors of spectacles. Without it we should have been economically disarmed as we had been kf Once that had been accomplished, Liberalism was emptied of its liistorical purpose.

All improvements in the condition of the masses resulted from three influences: If, therefore, an economic crisis blew up, they looked to Parlia- mentary action merely as a means to ease its consequences until such time as economic forces ot themselves and the storm passed.

If I am told that the United States of America is a rebuttal of this contention, then I answer that history has yet to pronounce the verdict on her. It is the verb that matters, not the noun. It is true that he presided over a period of capitalist decline in Britain. The history of human endeavour, and of science, as disciplined endeavour, would indeed be a woeful history of failure if that were the case.


Zoe Foster rated it it was amazing Mar 04, For, if a force arises in the State which is stronger than the State itself, then it must be ready to take on the functions of the State, or withdraw and accept the authority of the State. Nor is this difficult to understand. If economic power is left in private hands, and a distressed people ask Parliament in vain for help, its authority is undermined. His only compen- sation was that the wheel was getting bigger and bigger, and so in its revolutions he was able to stay just a little longer on top.

The technicians are not dispersed but are kept in continuous employment. Its intention was to win power for the new forms of property thrown up by the Industrial Revolution.

They create a chaos of little or big projects, all aiming at the same end: She has been trying to lift herself by her boot straps. Retrieved 20 August — via Socialist Health Association. Their separation is a hangover from the days of cloistered learning. Retrieved from ” https: The second objection is even more serious. They inn available to us both the orthodox economists and philosophers, and the Marxist source books, and thus showed a more receptive attitude and less bigotry pf many of our school and college libraries at that time.

If hospital administration is entrusted to them they must be prepared to give generous support to the staff committees already established in the hospitals.

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Fascinating autobiographicalany of this book. Private initiative was almost the only initiative allowed. Needless to say I did not withdraw the Resolution, and at the subsequent meeting was overwhelmingly defeated amidst the general rejoicing of colleagues who, a few months later, received at the hands of their constituents the lesson they had refused to learn at Westminster. The essence of a satisfactory health service is that the rich and the poor are treated alike, that poverty is not a disability, and wealth is not advantaged.

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What is surprising is the smoothness of the transfer and the way it is settling down. But, with the support of the Miners’ Federation, the case was judged as one of victimisation and the company was forced to re-employ him.

The continuity of civilisation is essentially the by- product of its urban culture. If material reward is accepted as the prime motivator in society then that is an individual prompting, acting by itself and obeying no generalised moral intention.


The ideas which occur to the minds of men, and the objective reality to which we attempt to relate them, are separate entities only for the purpose of study. His new job arrived in time for him to head the local miners against the colliery companies in what would become the General Strike. They affirm that individuals differ so much that there is always a high subjective content in the practice of medicine.

They were mobilizing their forces to fight a battle that was never likely to begin. To call it something for nothing is absurd because everything has to be aneurinn for in some way or another.

And so it happened. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world’s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Why should all have contribution cards if all are assumed to be insured? In dealing with the medical profession it is wise to make a distinction between three main causes of opposition to the establishment of a free National Health Service.

Religion was the source of his consolation and of his terrors and one of the chief offices of the priest was not only to reconcile man with his gods but also to influence the forces of nature in his favour. It is they who are stalked and waylaid, harried and tormented, their lives made a nightmare of uncertainty. Incessant propaganda is aimed at making the people believe that they have held power for a long time and that the present state of affairs is the result of their failure to use it properly, when in fact they have hardly started to use it at all.

Once the Liberal Party had established itself in Parliament it was in no hurry to extend the franchise.

In Place of Fear

I am inclined to support this view. But the margin of possible error which is part of their daily experience does not free them from what can only be described as a collective arrogance. The first few estimates for the Health Service seemed to justify the critics.