Description - Socialism and Superior Brains by Gareth Griffith
George Bernard Shaw was the master intellectual of British socialism and has been one of the most influential political commentators of the twentieth century. Socialism and Superior Brains provides a comprehensive critical account of his political ideas. Shaw assumed many roles as a thinker, among them those of artist-philosopher, clowning prophet and pamphleteer. Gareth Griffiths explains the methods he employed, the levels of abstraction at which his thought operated, and the intentions that informed his epic engagement with ideas. Part One provides an intellectual biography, while at the same time analysing Shaw's key concerns in relation to his Fabianism, arguments for equality of income and ideas on democracy and education. Part Two looks at those areas which Shaw approached as long-standing historical problems or dramas requiring immediate thought or action: sexual equality, the Irish question, war, fascism and Sovietism. This book will be central reading for anyone seeking to understand Shaw's life and writings, the development of political thinking in this century, or the problems and potential inherent in socialism.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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