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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 9. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2262.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 9. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2262

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 7 and George Bernard Shaw in our own have declared to be the only economic condition in which an educated Democracy can acquiesce. What the student has now to think about is the probable effect of the Great War upon the stream of tendencies that seemed to be carrying us forward to some such future as that suggested. The immediate effects of the war are familiar to us. It has certainly weakened Trade Unionism; it has enlarged and perhaps strengthened the Co-operative Movement. It has given the State, in its role of armed defender of our civilisation, controls and ownerships such as to make even the Socialists stare. In the following pages, however, we are concerned with those primary reactions " of the war only in so far as they enable the student to apprehend and estimate the secondary, larger and more lasting, consequences that will not all be easily discoverable even when peace is established —many of them, perhaps, not until after many years of unrest, reconstruction and settling down. What will be the effect of the war upon private capitalism? What grounds are there for the view that the great captain of industry will gain an augmentation of power over his lesser rivals on the one hand, and over his employees on the other? How will the war affect the Trade Union and the Co-operative Movements, immediately, and in the long run? Above all, what part will the community, organised in its multifarious Central Departments and Local Authorities, be prepared to play in the tremendous * social di*ama upon which this war is but the raising of the curtain? How soon will boldly-conceived Reconstruction supersede the mere palliation of evils? Is there to be deliberate, purposeful, unapologetic, disinterested public action to make good the ravages of war, or the opportunist, patchy and often sham "social reform" of which in recent years we have had so many illustrations? Will the power of the State be used, when Peace comes, in the interests of the few or in those of the many? Are we destined, during the first years of dislocation, to witness a period of plutocratic tyranny, manifested both in the regulations of the factory and in the decrees of the Cabinet? Will this be followed bv " Labour Governments " and "Socialist Legislation"? Will Great Britain in 1927 or in 1937 be a finer country to live in than it would : have been had not the sharp prick of war aroused us from our acquiescence in the social iniquities that persist around us? There is a sense in which none of the approaching economic problems will be new. Neither war nor peace destrovs wW