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Psychological Socialism: The Labour Party and Qualities of Mind and Character, 1931 to the Present Jeremy Nuttall

Psychological Socialism: The Labour Party and Qualities of Mind and Character, 1931 to the Present

Jeremy Nuttall

Published September 5th 2006
ISBN : 9780719071645
Hardcover
272 pages
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 About the Book 

To Labours first Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, socialism meant not only satisfactory figures of death rates and …improved houses, but also the mental cleanliness, the moral robustness of our people. This book explores the neglected theme ofMoreTo Labours first Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, socialism meant not only satisfactory figures of death rates and …improved houses, but also the mental cleanliness, the moral robustness of our people. This book explores the neglected theme of individual character and mental qualities in British social democratic thought and Labour Party history. How important was it for the centre-left that citizens be good people? What was the relationship between socialism and psychology in the 1930s? Did Labours technocratic, statist socialism of the 1950s and 1960s downgrade moral and mental progress? Does New Labour represent a sidelining of ethical socialism or a re-birth of the pre-war lefts belief in improvement through education and self-control.