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By Ben Jackson

The call for for equality has been on the middle of the politics of the Left within the 20th century, yet what did theorists and politicians at the British Left suggest after they stated they have been devoted to 'equality'? How did they argue for a extra egalitarian society? Which guidelines did they suspect might most sensible develop their egalitarian beliefs? Equality and the British Left presents the 1st entire solutions to those questions. It charts debates approximately equality from the revolutionary liberalism and socialism of the early 20th century to the arriving of the recent Left and revisionist social democracy within the Fifties. alongside the way in which, it examines and reassesses the egalitarian political considered many major figures within the heritage of the British Left, together with L. T. Hobhouse, R. H. Tawney and Anthony Crosland.

Newly on hand in paperback for the 1st time, this booklet demonstrates that the British Left has traditionally been extraordinary from its ideological rivals at the Centre and the precise by means of a dedication to a hard kind of financial egalitarianism. It indicates that this egalitarianism has end up ignored or caricatured by means of politicians and students alike, and is extra magnificent and complex than is frequently imagined.

Equality and the British Left bargains a compelling new standpoint on British political proposal that would attract students and scholars of British historical past and political thought, and to a person drawn to modern debates approximately innovative politics.

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