Living Age Volume 306

Living Age Volume 306

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...tactics, which Liberty Hall did not foresee, is that the English working men, threatened with the loss of their Irish food supplies, are in their turn indignant. Next to the United States, Ireland is the principal provisioner of England. Prices mount skyward as soon as that little island locks its warehouses. The English workingmen appreciate this situation, and since their stomachs are nearer their hearts than their heads, they are deeply enraged over what has occurred and have thrown to the winds their fair talk of labor solidarity and the class struggle. The development of a political party out of the labor movement has been more recent in Ireland than in England. Both of the old historical parties, the Nationalists and the Orangemen, fancied they could disregard this movement. But when Sinn Fein became a political party, it was faced at once by the problem of its relations with labor. Sinn Fein's programme--to use Marxian terminology--is petty bourgeois. Its political aims are about identical with those of the so-called Radical and Progressive bourgeois parties in other democratic countries. Its victory over the old Nationalist party was largely an accident. However, a characteristic parallel between the agitation for independence in Ireland and the similar agitation produced by the outcome of the war in the Baltic countries and in Bohemia forces itself on an observer's attention. In all these countries the middle classes who have gradually arisen among the oppressed nationalities in the course of the previous century, have become powerful and self-conscious enough to extort political rights from the Junker ruling caste European scholarship, became president of the republic. In Ireland the title was first given to a former...show more

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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837177
  • 9781236837172