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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443204538, ISBN10 1443204536
Excerpt: ...attaching to such." They said this although the whole life of France is at least as Catholic as the life of Great Britain is Plutocratic, or the life of Switzerland Pg 51 Democratic. And they said it because they arose after the Capitalist press (neutral in religion as in every vital thing) had captured the whole field. The first Propagandists, then, did not stand up to the Official Press as equals. They crept in as inferiors, or rather as open ex-centrics. For Victorian England and Third Empire France falsely proclaimed the "representative" quality of the Official Press. To the honour of the Socialist movement the Socialist Free Press was the first to stand up as an equal against the giants. I remember how in my boyhood I was shocked and a little dazed to see references in Socialist sheets such as "Justice" to papers like the "Daily Telegraph," or the "Times," with the epithet "Capitalist" put after them in brackets. I thought, then, it was the giving of an abnormal epithet to a normal thing; but I now know that these small Socialist free papers were talking the plainest common sense when they specifically emphasized as Capitalist the falsehoods and suppressions of their great contemporaries. From the Socialist point of view the leading fact about the insincerity of Pg 52 the great official papers is that this insincerity is Capitalist; just as from a Catholic point of view the leading fact about it was, and is, that it is anti-Catholic. Though, however, certain of the Socialist Free Papers thus boldly took up a standpoint of moral equality with the others, their attitude was exceptional. Most editors or owners of, most writers upon, the Free Press, in its first beginnings, took the then almost universal point of view that the great papers were innocuous enough and fairly represented general opinion, and were, therefore, not things to be specifically combated. The great Dailies were thought grey; not wicked
|Number of Pages:||40|
|Number in Series:||1|
|Publication Date:||July, 2010|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||9.01 x 0.09 x 5.98 Inches|
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