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Against Capitalism: The European Left on the March William A. Pelz

Against Capitalism: The European Left on the March

William A. Pelz

Published June 15th 2007
ISBN : 9780820467764
Hardcover
159 pages
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Typically the gains in living standards and political rights of Europeans are presented as flowing from the good graces of industrial capitalism. In reality, as this book proves, it was the massive, militant struggle of millions of average personsMoreTypically the gains in living standards and political rights of Europeans are presented as flowing from the good graces of industrial capitalism. In reality, as this book proves, it was the massive, militant struggle of millions of average persons who forced concessions such as the welfare state and free elections to Parliament. Without understanding the revolutionary vision and the pressure it placed on European rulers, it is difficult to understand contemporary society.