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The Profits of Religion by Upton Sinclair - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1918 - from Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera / Brooklyn Books (SKU: kjb28)

The Profits of Religion

The Profits of Religion by Upton Sinclair - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1918 - from Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera / Brooklyn Books (SKU: kjb28)

The Profits of Religion

by Upton Sinclair

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Pasadena, CA, 1918. Book. Good. Soft cover. Inscribed on the Cover By Upton Sinclair. 1st Edition. This excoriating critique of religion, especially as represented by powerful clerical institutions, is a lesser-known work by the author who had earlier become famous with his publication of The Jungle, an expose of the poor labor conditions and unsanitary practices in Chicago's meat-packing industry. More than just a tirade against religion, this is an impassioned, idealistic socialist writing at the beginning of the First World War, when the notion of an international socialist revolution still seemed like a very real possibility to many of the left-leaning thinkers of the day. Sinclair's chief concern is social justice and his aim is to enlighten common people by training his critical intelligence like a sharpshooter on the many hypocrisies of established religion, which stand in the way of achieving a just society for all. More than anything he is particularly incensed by the collusion of religion with the power structure of capitalism in exploiting the poor to increase its own wealth while ignoring the obvious material needs of the less fortunate. In the end Sinclair places his faith in a "new religion" based on the known facts of human nature and on the largely untapped potential of human beings to solve their own problems through reason and science. This work was written before Stalin, and later Hitler, nudged Socialism to its inevitable totalitarian conclusion. True 1st, and self-published edition. Fragile but good condition..

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Peter Austern & Co. Books & Ephemera / Brooklyn Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
kjb28
Title
The Profits of Religion
Author
Upton Sinclair
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
Place of Publication
Pasadena, CA
Date Published
1918
Bookseller catalogs
Religion; Signed; Politics;

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