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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 12. 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/2265.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 12. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2265

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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 10 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. Our System of Education? " We suggest that failure to find an affirmative answer to that question will mean the frustration of the national hope of effective recovery from the war, or of building up a civilisation worth fighting for. Through education alone can the men and women of this country exercise, in fact, the political sovereignty which is, as yet, theirs only in name. Through education alone can we find a way to the beauty and order, tbe freedom and fellowship, the culture and joy, in the triumph of which, in the spirit of John Ruskin and William Morris, the leaders of the Workers' Educational Association rightly foresee the Vindication of Democracy. It is because the people of Great Britain have not yet learned to cultivate their brains that privilege and wealth are still able to close upon the mass of them the gates of civilisation. To this joint cause of all our social failures— the lazy ignorance of the poor and the short-sighted class- selfishness of the rich—we must attribute what can only be described as the shameful mishandling of our educational system during the war. " We Germans,' boasts " Der Tag,' ' * can proudly point to the fact that our expenditure on the education of our children has been fully maintained during the war at its former level. In Prussia and elsewhere it has even, for certain objects, been increased. But the money- making so-called democratic England finds it necessary to cut down her education bill to the lowest limits. We rejoice at the fact that our enemies are discouraging the education and instruction of the masses. By the mere fact that British children are being deprived of education we have won a great victory over England; for, after the war, more than ever before, will knowledge and education, organisation and adaptability on the part of all classes of the population bring victory in the economic struggle.'' *' The Schoolmaster," from which we have borrowed this extract, heads it with the words : " A Roal German Victory." That is exactly what it is; a victory of a kind more disquieting than any yet achieved upon the field of battle. In the long run there is only one way of " beating Germany," and that is by securing for the mass of the people of this country a civilisation incontestably superior to that of the people of Central Europe.. This can be achieved only if we are prepared to spend money upon education with a lavishness to which we have not vet become accustomed. [Revised April, 1918.]