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Shaw’s Controversial Socialism

James Alexander


This book deals with the political writings of Bernard Shaw, with special emphasis given to the years between 1884 and 1904. It was in these decades that Shaw exhibited his greatest commitment to politics, particularly as he worked out his own unique approach to Socialism. Rather than attempt to re-create Shaw's political philosophy, the author discusses Shaw's work by its placement on a continuum. Analyzing Shaw's writings in the political and historical contexts from which they sprang, he shows that Shaw's was a reactive rather than proactive stance. Most notably, he reveals how Shaw defende ... More

Keywords: political writings, Bernard Shaw, Socialism, political philosophy, proactive stance, Marxism, Liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033723
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Alexander, author
Bilkent University