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So much more than than a socialist bible,
This review is from: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
To many this is the bible of socialism. True it will reinvigorate the converted and possibly even convert the open minded. But there's much more to it than that.
It is a semi-autobiographical account of the author Robert Tressel. Little is known about Tressel, who died of TB within hours of completing his work, which was published many years later, but he had clearly once enjoyed better times.
The book gives an analysis of the injustices of the capitalist system as perceptive today as it was then. But it also gives a really great historical insight into the sociology of the working class and the class system in that age.
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Initial post: 8 Oct 2012 18:34:38 BDT
Mc Closkey says:
What struck me was how scarily relevant it is to the plight of workers across the globe today, even in the "developed " world. It seems little has changed. But then that's how capatalism works.
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