Originally published in 1915 in the middle of World War I, Carpenter explores the effects that the war was having on society and humankind as a whole from first-hand experience. In particular, papers focus on the differences between Germany and England, the causes of the war and suggestions for restoration and recovery when the war has ended. Carpenter details all of this in a realistic way drawing on matters such as class to put forward his anti-war stance as well as philosophical approaches to coping with tragedy. This title will be of interest to students of history, sociology and politics.
1. Introductory 2. War-Madness 3. The Roots of the Great War 4. The Case Against Germany 5. The Case for Germany 6. The Healing of Nations 7. Patriotism and Internationalism 8. The Psychology of War and Recruiting 9. Conscription 10. How shall the Plague be Stayed? 11. Commercial Prosperity The Prosperity of A Class 12. Colonies and Seaports 13. War and the Sex Impulse 14. The Over-Population Scare 15. The Friendly and the Fighting Instincts 16. Never Again! 17. The Tree of Life
This collection of Edward Carpenter’s works provides an in-depth insight to his most important studies throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including Civilisation: It’s Cause and Cure, The Light from the East and The Drama of Love and Death. The ten titles included in this set expand on the well-known poet and philosopher’s socialist views, his studies of Hinduism and his ideas of ‘intermediate types’ which was a particularly important theory in the history of LGBT activism.