Tame Empires (Book outline and introduction)

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TAME EMPIRES (overview)





[8] Chapter 1. The Paris Treaties.
Chapter 2. Victorious impotence.
Chapter 3. German Crime Wave
Chapter 4. From Geneva to Hitler
Chapter 5. England's wasted decades.
Chapter 6. Paralyzed France.
Chapter 7. USA and world capitalist
Chapter 8. Socialism in one country
Chapter 9. Satan's due.
Chapter 10. Tame empires.
Chapter 11. Freedom and federation
Chapter 12. Regionalism versus universalism.
Chapter 13. Land, labour, and money no more commodities.
Chapter 14. Freedom lost - freedom won.


[14] Socialism was reduced to an instrument of bourgeois nationalism, by perverting its class {outlook} into creed of acquiesence out the past of the common people, in their own inferiority while the European outlook was ____ into a vehicle of __ ter race policies. Satanistic assumptions were introduced into the fabric of Western idealism, and the post-Christian outlook of the inhabitants of a complex society turned into an anti-Christian outlook.

Ch. 4 From Geneva to Hitler The good intentions were those of the League, its slogan was 'Peace through gold'. […]

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The USA and capitalist universalism […]

Ch. IX Satan's due

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Regionalism vs universalism Both capitalism and socialism start from primitive universalist conceptions … […]

[18] Now but, God alone knows what the course of history was meant to be before man spoiled it.

However, we can try to guess that meaning, and I for one never ceased during my whole life time to follow events with that one idea in mind.

I started life as a socialist, and referred all my hopes as and fears to this ideal. However, even before the First World War I became convinced that our civilization was moving towards a great transformation in which the role of socialism itself would change radically. I called this the 'Crisis of our Ideologies', and argued in the conventional Marxian phraseology that we were moving towards an age of monopoly capitalism in which the capitalist class itself would elevate the socialist ideal into a state religion, completely divesting it of its humanitarian and democratic content. In other words, I was forecasting the national-socialist development. Inevitable though I thought development to be on economic grounds, {belong} that it should nevertheless opposed and fought. The contradiction involved in such a position soon turned me against the materialism and positivism of the period I embraced the idea of ethical activism and was presently converted to Christianity. The next twenty years of my life were devoted to the attempt of reconciling the social gospel to man's {condition} in an industrial society. its


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Date: 1938-1939
KPA: 20/02