Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism

Proposed Roads to Freedom Socialism Anarchism and Syndicalism A study of Socialism Anarchism and Syndicalism This book is for sale in the USA only

  • Title: Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism
  • Author: Bertrand Russell
  • ISBN: 9781406841053
  • Page: 443
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  • A study of Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism This book is for sale in the USA only

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    1. Highlighting the effects of nature and society on man's decision-making, Russell in his introduction states that "THE attempt to conceive imaginatively a better ordering of human society than the destructive and cruel chaos in which mankind has hitherto existed is by no means modern"I rather appreciate the intro's second paragraph though where he says, "The great majority of men and women, in ordinary times, pass through life without ever contemplating or criticising, as a whole, either their ow [...]

    2. This is great for a historic look back at these philosophies. This was written almost one hundred years ago, so the implications of these different philosophies has changed over the years, but we need to know where we have been to figure out where we are going.

    3. This is an excellent little book promoting a form of guild socialism, as opposed to state socialism or pure anarchism. It's probably the most anti-utopian, anti-idealist account of a socialist society I've yet read (which isn't to say that it doesn't have its moments). It's fair and level-headed, and it doesn't suppose that abolishing private property will solve all of society's ills. The one major complaint I have is that when it comes to economic distribution and production Russell glosses ove [...]

    4. Cringe inducing sections on "inferior races" and a lot of arguments for a "vagabond wage"/universal basic income at the poverty line.

    5. Proposed Roads to Freedom by Bertrand Russell. This is my introduction to Russell and his writings, and the book provides a worth while overview of a subject I am deeply interested in. I am always interested by the philosophical, sociological, and political, but this book touches on the subjects of anarchism and socialism of which I am an adherent. It touches on these, and basically provides an overview of these ideas, without getting into too much depth. These are the 'proposed roads to freedom [...]

    6. This was a concise, yet abstract vision from Bertrand Russell. Favoring what some would call "Anarchist - Guild Socialism", Russell Fleshes out with precise detail, the shortfalls and possibilities of the realms associated with socialism and anarchism (in its many various forms). Russell makes use of familiar examples and reasonable rhetorical experiments in an attempt to paint a picture of what the difference between utopian and reality actually is, all in regards of supposed and proposed roads [...]

    7. In typical Russell fashion, a critical account of even the positions he's in favour of. A hundred years after its publication, the reader will likely be shocked to learn just how big anarcho-syndicalism was in the early twentieth century.

    8. I always felt that when Marx and Anglez thought of writing the Communist Manifesto he was feeling angry from seeing people working in an unfair work environments. Communism and Capitalism are completely the opposite directions of each other. And each determines to destroy the other to live. As extremism controls the situation I cannot see a better way to live unless unleashing the power of Anarchism. However in the chapter two, I changed my mind. Violence is not pretext that we can easily surpas [...]

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as an academic overview of socialism, anarchism, and syndicalism. Russell carefully delineates the history, principles, strengths, and weaknesses of each school of thought, systematically arguing for and against. It is clear that to him, a utopian world is achievable and a goal to be taken seriously. As much as I commend Russell for his respect and careful consideration of a social revolution, the book kept surprising me by reminding me of the time it was written i [...]

    10. In this book you will know Russell's perspective of how a economic system can improve with the ideas of socialism and anarchism. But it's only that, Russell did know basic economics and interaction of individuals in a market environment, so he felt in basic fallacies longer time ago refuted (or accepted) by economist in both sides of the spectrum. "Sounds good, doesn't work"

    11. Bra koncisa sammanfattningar om vardera rörelse/tradition. Lyckas också kännas aktuell trots hundra år på nacken vilket är imponerande. Nååååågot utdragen på slutet dock, men kan delvis vara för att jag läste originalöversättningen - väldigt gammal svenska.

    12. Russell, in his vivid and logical language, and spending very little time asserting that capitalism is a failure that encompasses injustice, oppression, and tyranny; writes this volume to discuss and analyse the possible alternative. He choses the two prevailing prospects in the time he has written it, socialism and anarchism.Given that the book has been written in 1918, it is astonishing how accurate his analysis is and how little has changed in the past century. While he writes well before the [...]

    13. Russell's vision of Socialism - a small state Libertarian Anarchism - is one that appears strange to modern eyes used to the dogmatic ideology of the authoritarian Communist states which rose and fell over the twenieth century. Yet his vision is probably just what Bill Bryson had in mind when he wrote that Britain seemed the perfect place for Socialism to flourish - it is a sober pragmatic set of ideas which draws useful points from all branches of Socialism, with no respect at all paid to their [...]

    14. Un análisis a los posibles cambios que necesita la sociedad para vivir en un mundo más libre y una reacción a las injusticias del capitalismo.

    15. Nessa obra, Russell faz, primeiramente, um apanhado geral das três causas - Socialismo, Anarquismo e Sindicalismo - com que, partindo de algumas de suas proposições, propõe-e a analisar certos problemas, que incluem, por exemplo, a coletivização, a remuneração do trabalho, relações internacionais e a arte e a ciência sob esses sistemas. É, decerto, que nessa obra se pode encontrar textos e reflexões com a perícia e a fluidez características de Bertrand Russell, porém não tão so [...]

    16. Russell is mostly known as a great logician and one of the founders of analytic philosophy. He was also a very prolific writer on social issues which eventually granted him a Nobel prize in literature. Who would have imagined that such a mainstream figure would openly advocate the abolition of capitalism and instead propose some form of Guild Socialism that appears to be very close to traditional Anarchism? Inspired mostly by G.D.H. Cole and Peter Kropotkin, this book remains a serious discussio [...]

    17. Given when this was written it is a very clear, concise and logical step by step guide to the possible advantages and disadvantages of various styles of Socialist societies. Bertrand breaks down Marxist thinking and investigates the three main 'routes' discussing them in a clear and rational way before looking at how society would function.What I would of liked was to see how/if Betrand's views changed after seeing what happened to the political Left after WWI and WWII. But, perhaps he wrote tha [...]

    18. Russell discusses the virtues and draw backs of state Socialism and Anarchism as alternatives to Capitalism. Though he builds the case that they may not be the ideal options he goes on to discuss Guild Socialism that takes on a very protectionist stance by putting the unions and trades in charge to protect their members. Interesting idea but still did not build a compelling reason why is wouldn't lead to a chase to the bottom as people life of the labor of others and no one is motivated t give e [...]

    19. If you haven't read Russell before, this is not where you should start - and more importantly, not where you should end.Russell wrote this book almost 100 years ago, and as that much of the book is dated unless your are interested in the historical perspective. Even so, the discussions, and maybe particularly the last chapter; "The World as it could be made", still remains relevant.Also, the book doesn't deliver Russell's best prose, but Russell was excellent even when not at his best.

    20. This book discusses the Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism. Bertrand Russell advocates his belief in this book that communal ownership of land and capital, which constitutes the characteristic doctrines of Socialism and Anarchist Communism, is a necessary step towards the removal of the evils from which the world suffers today; and finally, the road to all that is best is the road to freedom!

    21. Útil para arrancar a pensar sobre cuestiones sociales y útil como introducción crítica a las corrientes políticas que se nombra. Russell habla también de corrientes mixtas, y ofrece su propia opinión sobre el sistema que le gustaría a él. Aunque breve (bien para algunos, mal para otros, o nada de esta clasificación, según lo que busquen).

    22. Если бы было шесть звездочек, я бы шесть поставила :)Теперь я социал-анархист! Книга написана в марте 1918 года, он с такой точностью описал социализм который мы построили на бывшей родине, и, что самое интересное, у него очень умные мысли по поводу того как надо устроить общест [...]

    23. كتاب جيد لغير المتخصصين اللي زي حالاتي إلا انه مش أفضل ما كتب راسل ولا حتى في حيز كتابات راسل الجيده على الإطلاق بعد نبذة عن تاريخ الحركات اليساريه في أوروبا بيتحول الكتاب لمحاضرة "مثل سياسية" اللي ككتاب مستقل كان كويس الا انه مخلوط باظهار أشكال فشل المنظومات اليساريه مجرد ه [...]

    24. This rating is for "Selected Papers of Bertrand Russell". One hundred years later and nothing much has changed with the political systems of the world, none of them work for the working people. This not to say that Mr. Russell's solutions would work but he was able to define the problems with intelligence.

    25. La verdad es que empecé el libro con miedo a que fuese muy pesado y/o teórico teniendo en cuenta la temática del mismo y todo lo contrario.Súper ameno el estilo con el que está escrito y muy muy interesante. Le pongo 5/5 y me quedo con ganas de leer más cositas suyas :)))))

    26. Waving between idealism and realism, this is a highly interesting intellectual examination of Socialism and Anarchism from a time when they were not yet defeated and discredited. An interesting counterpart to "The Road to Serfdom".

    27. Hugely informative, very accessible, and expertly written. A well argued and well thought out look various political and economic systems. Sounds like a dry subject matter, but Russell makes it fascinating.

    28. This was my intro into russel, and I have to say that I was impressed with his vision and clarity in presenting the concepts and brief historical context of socialism, anarchism and the mysterious syndicalism.

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