Parliamentary Socialism
A Study in the Politics of Labour

Miliband, Ralph
Publisher:  George Allen & Unwin, United Kingdom
Year Published:  1961  
Pages:  356pp  
Library of Congress Number:  JN1129 L32M5  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6479

The leadership of the British Labour Party has always been determined that the Labour Party should not stray from the narrow path of parliamentary politics. Miliband sets out the analyse the consequences which this approach to politics has had for the Labour Party and the Labour movement from the time the Labour Party came into existence.

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Introduction
I. LABOUR IN PARLIAMENT
1.The Liberal Connection
2.The Labour Left
3.The Challenge of Militancy

II.LABOUR IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
1.The Great Illusion
2.Junior Partnership
3.The Resurgence of Militancy

III.PARLIAMENTARISM VERSUS DIRECT ACTION
1.Labour and the Old Social Order
2.The Fear of Action
3.Labour's Fling
4.Labour and Communism

IV.FROM OPPOSITION TO OFFICE
1.The Parliamentary Embrace
2.Office and Its Purpose
3.No Gratitude at the Top

V.THE GENERAL STRIKE
1.Red Friday- And After
2. The Fear of Success
3.The Consequences of Defeat

VI. THE PRICE OF RESPECTIBILITY
1.`Tentative, Doctrineless Socialism'
2.In Pursuit of the National Interest
3.The Logic of Endurance
4.After MacDonald

VII. MACDONALDISM WITHOUT MACDONALD
1.The Lure of Words
2.Labour and the Unemployed
3.Labour and fascism

VIII. THE CHALLENGE OF APPEASEMENT
1.Parliamentary Opposition
2.The Wasted Years
3.Waiting for War
4.War

IX. THE CLIMAX OF LABOURISM
1.The Impact of War
2.Labour's Socialism
3.`Consolidation'
4.From Consolidation to Defeat

X.THE SICKNESS OF LABOURISM
1. From Defeat to Paralysis
2.Paralysis as Ideology
3.The Battle for the Labour Party

INDEX

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