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The ECONOMIC BASIS OF EVIL

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The ECONOMIC BASIS OF EVIL

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problems for us. It would be only a new chap- ter. It was idle to talk of our pacific disposi- tion until each in his own constituency, until each in his own ring of opportiinitiv had learned to organise and build up the forces which were going to stand not merely against war, but against the process of profiteering under Im- perial sanction which lay behind modern war. It seemed to him that there lay something at the root of our task even deeper than organisa- tion, even more important than education—im- portant as both were. We should not get Europe out of this appalling catastrophe, we should not lift mankind to a level of security until we had somehow altered the spiritual values that under- lay civilisation. The profiteering Capitalist mar chine had ruined the whole social conception of Society. Capitalism had blighted the body of life, it had blighted the sense of duty of man- kind and the sense of social service, and the joy of work of us all, and until we had rooted it up, Society oould not be put on another basis. We oould not do that until we had put Society on the basis of the Co-operative Com m on wealth.

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