A Modern Symposium: Basic Political Viewpoints Debated
A Tory Peer, a Liberal Prime Minister, an Anarchist, a Poet, a Gentleman of Leisure and others each make a confession of some part of their ... Show synopsis A Tory Peer, a Liberal Prime Minister, an Anarchist, a Poet, a Gentleman of Leisure and others each make a confession of some part of their philosophy of life. The book thus contains a unique representation of the points of view held by very diverse men who, though they stand out clearly as individuals, are yet, in their attitude, symbolic of various types of mentality. This book constitutes a complete political education in one volume. Written in exceptionally fine prose, this book cannot fail to stimulate real thinking. Such viewpoints as conservatism, liberalism, socialism, anarchism, communism, and others, are dissected. G. Lowes Dickinson (1862-1932) was a pacifist during World War I, and he was later instrumental in the conception of the League of Nations. His political writings include The International Anarchy, 1904-1914 (1926). He is also known for The Greek View of Life (1896), a study of Hellenic society.