The Psychology of Socialism

First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism primarily as religious movements.

Author: Gustave Le Bon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351475891

Category: Political Science

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First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism primarily as religious movements. The emotionalism and hysteria of the period-especially as manifested during the Dreyfuss Affair-convinced Le Bon that most political controversy is based neither on reasoned deliberation nor rational interest, but on a psychology that partakes of contatgion andhysteria. Le Bon points to the irrationality of religion and uses the religiosity of socialism to debunk socialism as an irrational movement based on hatred and jealousy.

The Psychology of Marxian Socialism

This classic work on the psychology of socialism carries for this edition a slightly refurbished title.

Author: Henry de Man

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000680027

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

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This classic work on the psychology of socialism carries for this edition a slightly refurbished title. By calling it The Psychology of Marxian Socialism, the work is sharply distinguished from an earlier work of the same title (written at a much earlier time) by Gustave LeBon. This book was written in the post-Bolshevik revolutionary era, at the height of the Weimar democracy in Germany; LeBon’s represents a fin de siècle effort, reflecting earlier concerns in socialist theory. De Man’s work derives its strength from a close and hard look at how socialism operated in one country. It is probably one of the greatest such efforts in the post-World War I period.

The Psychology of Socialism

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Author: Gustave le Bon

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330356713

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

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Excerpt from The Psychology of Socialism Socialism consists of a synthesis of beliefs, aspirations, and ideas of reform which appeals profoundly to the mind. Governments fear it, legislators manipulate it, nations behold in it the dawn of happier destinies. This book is devoted to the study of Socialism. In it will be found the application of those principles already set forth in my two last works - The Psychology of Peoples and The Psychology of the Crowd. Passing rapidly over the details of the doctrines in question, and retaining their essentials alone, I shall examine the causes which have given birth to Socialism, and those which favour or retard its propagation. I shall show the conflict of those ancient ideas, fixed by heredity, on which societies are still reposed, with the new ideas, born of the new conditions which have been created by the evolution of modern science and industry. Without contesting the lawfulness of the tendencies of the greater number to ameliorate their condition, I shall inquire whether it is possible for institutions to have a real influence in this amelioration, or whether our destinies are not decided by necessities entirely independent of the institutions which our wills may create. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Psychology of Socialism Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Gustave Le Bon

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1528585992

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Excerpt from The Psychology of Socialism Such theories do not appear tenable to-day. We must not, however, disdain them, for they constitute the motives of action of a destructive influence which is greatly to be feared, because very considerable. The power of creation waits upon time and place; it is beyond the immediate reach of our desires but the destructive faculty is always at hand. The destruction of a society may be very rapid, but its reconstruction is always very slow. Sometimes man requires centuries of effort to rebuild, painfully, that which he destroyed in a day. If we would comprehend the profound influence of modern Socialism we need only to examine its doctrines. When we come to investigate the causes of its success we find that this success is altogether alien to the theories proposed, and the negations imposed by these doctrines. Like religions (and Socialism is tending more and more to put on the guise of a religion) it propagates itself in any manner rather than by reason. F eeble in the extreme when it attempts to reason, and to support itself by economic arguments, it becomes on the contrary extremely powerful when it remains in the region of dreams, affirmations, and chimerical promises, and if it were never to issue thence it would become even more redoubtable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Psychology of Socialism

The Psychology of Socialism was first published in 1899 in a period of crisis for French democracy.

Author: Gustave Le Bon

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0878557032

Category: Political Science

Page: 415

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The Psychology of Socialism was first published in 1899 in a period of crisis for French democracy. The Third Republic had survived an attempted coup detat, only to be confronted with what Georges Sorel and others called the "Bohemian revolution"-the triumph of radical and socialist forces in the Dreyfus Affair. The emotionalism and hysteria of the period convinced Le Bon that most political controversy is based neither on reasoned deliberation nor rational interest, but on a psychology that partakes of hysterical religiosity.

The Psychology of Socialism Primary Source Edition

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Gustave Le Bon

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1295704722

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Author: Gustave Le Bon

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 1293942944

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The Psychology of Marxian Socialism

This classic work on the psychology of socialism carries in this edition a slightly updated title and is sharply distinguished from an earlier work of the same title by Gustave LeBon.

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138537934

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Page: 518

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This classic work on the psychology of socialism carries for this edition a slightly refurbished title. By calling it The Psychology of Marxian Socialism, the work is sharply distinguished from an earlier work of the same title (written at a much earlier time) by Gustave LeBon. This book was written in the post-Bolshevik revolutionary era, at the height of the Weimar democracy in Germany; LeBon's represents a fin de siècle effort, reflecting earlier concerns in socialist theory. De Man's work derives its strength from a close and hard look at how socialism operated in one country. It is probably one of the greatest such efforts in the post-World War I period.

Psychological socialism

To Labour’s first Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, socialism meant not only ‘satisfactory figures of death rates and ...improved houses’ but also the ‘mental cleanliness, the moral robustness of our people.’ This book explores ...

Author: Jeremy Nuttall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847796325

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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To Labour’s first Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, socialism meant not only ‘satisfactory figures of death rates and ...improved houses’ but also the ‘mental cleanliness, the moral robustness of our people.’ This book explores the neglected theme of individual character and ‘mental qualities’ in British social democratic thought and Labour Party history. How important was it for the centre-left that citizens be ‘good people’? What was the relationship between socialism and psychology in the 1930s? Did Labour’s technocratic, statist socialism of the 1950s and 1960s downgrade moral and mental progress? Why was the party often more concerned to produce a ‘rationally planned’ economy that rational, independent-minded citizens? Does New Labour represent a sidelining of ethical socialism or a re-birth of the pre-war left’s belief in improvement through education and self-control.

The Psychology of Peoples

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Author: Gustave Le Bon

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 1230333592

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III HOW THE ARTS ARE TRANSFORMED Application of the principles already set forth to the study of the evolution of the arts among the Oriental peoples--Egypt--The religions ideas from which its arts are derived--Developments that await its arts when they are transplanted amid different races: Ethiopians, Greeks, and Persians--Primitive inferiority of Grecian art--Slowness of its evolution--Adoption and evolution in Persia of Grecian art, Egyptian art, and Assyrian art--The transformations undergone by the arts depend on the race and not on religious beliefs-- Examples supplied by the great transformations undergone by Arabian art according to the races which have adopted Islamism-- Application of our 'principles to the investigation of the origin and evolution of the arts in India--India and Greece went to the same sources, but in consequence of the diversity of the races they developed arts having no relationship--Immense transformations undergone by architecture in India among the different races in spite of the similarity of their beliefs. IN examining the relations between the mental constitution of a people, its institutions, its beliefs, and its language, I have had to confine myself to brief indications. To elucidate such subjects, it would be necessary to pile up volumes. In the case of the arts, a clear and precise statement is infinitely easier. Institutions and beliefs are matters whose definition is doubtful, whose interpretation is obscure. The reality, which changes with every epoch, has to be searched for in the ancient texts in which it lies concealed, and laborious argumentation and criticism must be resorted to in order to arrive at conclusions which, at the finish, are open to discussion. Works of art, and in...