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Should Socialism Prevail? A Debate Held October 21, 1915, Brooklyn, New York, Under the Auspices of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Subject: Resolved, that Socialism ought to prevail in the United States. Affirmative: Professor Scott Nearing, Mr. Morris Hillquit. Negative: Rev. Dr. John L. Belford, Professor Frederick M. Davenport. J. Herbert Lowe, Chairman.
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Should Socialism Prevail? A Debate Held October 21, 1915, Brooklyn, New York, Under the Auspices of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Subject: Resolved, that Socialism ought to prevail in the United States. Affirmative: Professor Scott Nearing, Mr. Morris Hillquit. Negative: Rev. Dr. John L. Belford, Professor Frederick M. Davenport. J. Herbert Lowe, Chairman.

By Feigenbaum, William M. [Editor]

New York: The Rand School of Social Science, 1916. First Edition, First Printing. 16mo (6 3/4 x 5 inches; 170 x 125 mm), 48 pages, in stapled gray wrappers.Transcript of a lively debate on whether socialism ought to prevail in the United States. Speaking in favor were Professor Scott Nearing, who had been fired from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School for his radicalism, and Morris Hillquit, national chairman of the Socialist Party. Speaking against were Rev. Dr. John L. Belford, a Catholic priest in Brooklyn, and Professor Frederick M. Davenport, who had been the Progressive candidate for governor of New York in 1914."...when the debate was over, hundreds of people crowded the streets for hours and excitedly discussed the evening's entertainment, carrying the news of the keenest battle of wits in many a day all over Greater New York." (page 9). The Rand School of Science, which had sponsored the debate, was a staunch supporter of socialism.This pamphlet is scarce, with no other copies in commerce as of July 14, 2019. An interesting insight into an early debate over socialism in the United States. SCARCE. CONDITION: Some modest soiling and toning to wrappers, internally clean, bright, and unmarked with light creasing to several pages. A Very Good copy.

$138.00

John T. Flynn Replies to His Critics
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John T. Flynn Replies to His Critics

By [Flynn, John T.]

[New York]: Self-published, ca. 1950. No Edition Stated. Oblong 48mo (3 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 100 x 140 mm), 31, [1] pages in stapled wrappers. American journalist and professional curmudgeon John T. Flynn (1882-1964) responds to critics of his 1949 book, "The Road Ahead: America's Creeping Revolution," in which he alleged America was being led down the road to socialism.In this pamphlet, he attacks Protestant church organizations, saying they promote socialism. He also levels attacks at various people he considers socialists, communists, and fellow travelers.OCLC FirstSearch shows only six institutional holdings. None in commerce as of July 14, 2019. SCARCE. CONDITION: Toning to wrappers, rubber stamp of free-market economist Percy L. Greaves, Jr., to upper wrapper. Internally clean, bright, and unmarked.

$55.00

Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock
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Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock

By Shaw, [George] Bernard

London: The Fabian Society, 1909. First Edition, First Printing. Pamphlet criticizing the conservative anti-socialist writer and economist W.H. Mallock. According to Shaw, Mallock believes that inventors and other people of exceptional ability have no reason to share their earnings with others. Mallock, in letters to newspapers reprinted here, says he doesn't make any such contention in his writings, giving Shaw the opportunity to attack him further. Fabian Tract No. 146. 8vo (8 1/2 inches / 21 1/2 cm ), 23, [1] pages in stapled red wrappers. Photographic portrait of Shaw by Marie Leon. Wrappers are rather brittle and age-toned, front cover loose but still holding. Small split at the head of the spine, and several nicks and tears to the covers, especially the rear cover. Vertical crease throughout. Although this pamphlet has been reprinted several times and in different formats, copies of this first edition are uncommon to the market. SCARCE.

$138.00

Socialism Means the Abolition of Family Life
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Socialism Means the Abolition of Family Life

By [Anonymous]

London: Liberty and Property Defence League, [ca. 1901-05]. First Edition. A wonderfully lurid warning against socialism by an organization devoted to laissez-faire economics. The anonymous author suggests that socialism would lead to the breakup of families: "There would be no such place as home under socialism. Everyone would live in the State barracks. There would be no breakfasts, dinners, or teas with one's family at one's own table, as, in the first place, meals in private would not be permitted, as it would be against the socialist idea of equality...In other words, everybody, when hungry, would be reduced to the necessity of repairing to the common swine-trough and eating the hogwash the State had place therein. No roast beef, turkey, and plum pudding, no smiling faces of children and friends around the table on Christmas Day. Indeed, there would not be any Christmas Day under socialism." This pamphlet carries no publication date but it appears to have been issued sometime between 1901 and 1905. It refers to "the late Mr. Oscar Wilde," who died in late 1900. In 1906, the Liberty and Property Defence League issued a book, Socialism: Its Fallacies and Dangers, which included the text of this pamphlet. OCLC WorldCat lists 7 institutional holdings. No copies in commerce as of September 6, 2018. RARE. 8vo (8 inches / 20 cm tall), [4] pages, unbound pamphlet. Old stab holes along the gutter, a couple small tears, small ink stamp at the end of the text. A Very Good copy of an uncommon publication.

$131.00

Le Programme Socialiste
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Le Programme Socialiste

By Kautsky, Karl. Translated by L. Rémy

Paris: Librairie Marcel Riviere, 1909. First Edition Thus. Octavo, pp. v, 240. French translation of work by the famous German radical. The work first appeared in German in 1892, and Kautsky added a short preface to this first French edition, as well as having made a few changes to the text. Light wear to the wraps. Many of the pages remain uncut. A few pages have light pencil marks. Light age toning to the leaves. Shadow of sticker on the spine. Very Good. Wraps.

$325.00