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The Strategy of Freedom (Works of Harold J. Laski) An Open Letter to Students, especially American

The Strategy of Freedom (Works of Harold J. Laski): An Open Letter to Students, especially American

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
April 03, 2018

In this tract, Laski discusses the British case for the of Hitler from the angle of the university student, especially from America, who had doubts about the complexities of the situation. He illustrates why all parties in Britain felt that future freedom of intelligence depended on victory....

A Grammar of Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

A Grammar of Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

Laski’s magnum opus, this volume outlines the history and functions of state institutions which (in the author’s view) are desirable for the effective functioning of a democracy. Topics discussed include: The necessity of government; state and society; rights and power; liberty and equality; ...

An Introduction to Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

An Introduction to Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

This volume distils the themes expounded in A Grammar of Politics for the non-specialist reader. It is the best outline of Laski’s views in his transitional period....

Authority in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)

Authority in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

As a sequel to Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty, this volume, originally published in 1919, expands Laski’s pluralist doctrine of the state, (using France as its reference) but covers rather broader ground, since its main object is to insist that the probem of sovereignty is only a ...

Communism (Works of Harold J. Laski)

Communism (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

This volume bases a clear and unbiased account of Communist philosophy on the Marxian Materialist Concept of History and Marxian Theory of Value. The spear-head of Marxism is its doctrine of class-struggle and from this Laski sets out on in his exposition of the Communist attitude. Although first ...

Communist Manifesto (Works of Harold J. Laski) Socialist Landmark

Communist Manifesto (Works of Harold J. Laski): Socialist Landmark

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

To mark the centenary of its first publication in 1848, the Labour Party issued this important special edition of the Communist Manifesto. In his (then) new historical introduction, harold Laski discussed the authors of the Manifesto, their background and the development of their ideas. He outlined...

Democracy in Crisis (Works of Harold J. Laski)

Democracy in Crisis (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

This volume is an expanded version of the Weil lectures given at the University of North Carolina in 1931 and is one of the two texts of Laski’s quasi Marxist period....

Liberty in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)

Liberty in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

Updated to take into account the post-war political landscape, this book, consisting of some undelivered lectures originally dating from 1929, discusses the meaning and place of liberty and freedom in a global post-war context.    ...

Parliamentary Government in England (Works of Harold J. Laski) A Commentary

Parliamentary Government in England (Works of Harold J. Laski): A Commentary

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

This volume, originally published in 1938 can be read by anyone with an interest in the evolution of the institution of government in England and how the workings of some parts of it particularly relate to the problems of the first half of the twentieth century.  ...

Programme for Victory (Works of Harold J. Laski)

Programme for Victory (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski, Harold Nicolson, Herbert Read, W. M. Macmillan, Ellen Wilkinson, G. D. H. Cole
October 18, 2016

Written two years after the commencement of the Second World War, the chapters in this book succinctly put forward the case for reorganizing the foundations of the social order, by rejecting capitalism and historical equilibrium, both in Europe and further afield in the British Empire, in favour of...

Reflections on the Constitution (Works of Harold J. Laski) The House of Commons, The Cabinet, The Civil Service

Reflections on the Constitution (Works of Harold J. Laski): The House of Commons, The Cabinet, The Civil Service

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

This work remains of interest to anyone concerned with Britain’s political institutions and how they might be reformed. Laski was strongly in favour of utilising Britain’s capacity for decisive government to drive through great social reforms. He was still confident that there was a majority will ...

Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (Works of Harold J. Laski)

Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (Works of Harold J. Laski)

1st Edition

By Harold J. Laski
October 18, 2016

This is Laski’s most important book after A Grammar of Politics. It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world ...

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