H. G. Wells, a prolific science fiction writer, also wrote many non-fiction works that may be found interesting and/or pertinent for our current times. Could world events be following a script? TRIO Volume 2 contains: The Fate of Man -originally published 1939 “I forget when it was I began to realize that the world as it had been presented to me was not a trustworthy picture of reality, that in ef...
Series: Non-Fiction TRIO (Book 3)
Paperback: 404 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 15, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 9069606
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being lied to about life. I began doubting quite early in life. I knew the world was round because everybody told me so. If they had told me the world was cone-shaped or flat, I should have known that with equal conviction—and it was only years afterwards that I realized how difficult it is to prove that the world is a globe. Plainly, it is high time we looked more closely into the causes of these disconcerting frustrations of our recent large, bright anticipations of a world of plenty and expansion. What is the real position of Homo sapiens in relation to his environment? Has he the mastery we assumed he had, or did we make a profound miscalculation of his outlook? Have we been indulging in hopeful assumptions rather than facing the realities of his case?” CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION Preliminary Statement Biology Invades History How Species Survive History Becomes Ecology Union Now? What Is Democracy? Where Is Democracy? What Man Has To Learn Sample Of A Generation Estimating Hope Survey Of Existing Forces The Jewish Influence Christendom What Is Protestantism? The Nazi Religion Totalitarianism The British Oligarchy Shintoism The Chinese Outlook Subject Peoples Communism And Russia American Mentality Three Factors In Everyone Summary Impossibility Of Utopianism Decadent World Notes New Worlds for Old -originally published 1908 Wells advocates the taking over by the government of all public utilities, the heavy taxation of large fortunes, the establishment of a minimum wage, and the assumption by the state of full responsibility for the care of children, including education, and vocational training, for the support of expectant mothers, and aged persons, for attendance upon the sick. Yet he would not do away with the family or with private property, and he believes that the advantages of both these institutions would be much more widely and equally distributed under the system that he proposes than at present… CONTENTS: Introductory Remarks The Good Will in Man The Fundamental Idea of Socialism The First Main Generalization of Socialism The Second Main Generalization of Socialism The Spirit of Gain and the Spirit of Service Would Socialism Destroy the Home? Would Modern Socialism Abolish All Property? The Middle-Class Man, the Business Man, and Socialism Some Common Objections to Socialism Socialism a Developing Doctrine Revolutionary Socialism Administrative Socialism Constructive Socialism Some Arguments Ad Hominem The Advancement of Socialism Russia in the Shadows -originally published 1920 A series of articles previously printed in The Sunday Express in connection with Wells's second visit to Russia in September and October 1920. Portraying a vivid account of Russian chaos following the first world war, its portrait of Lenin, and its insights into Wells’ early opinions of Marx and the future of Russia. Wells portrayed Russia as recovering from a total social collapse, "the completest that has ever happened to any modern social organisation." He minimized the role of the Bolsheviks in the fall of the Russian state, and presented this explanation of their success: "While all the rest of Russia was either apathetic like the peasantry or garrulously at sixes and sevens or given over to violence or fear, the Communists were prepared to act." In an interview with Lenin, the leader and founder of Russian communism. Wells portrays Lenin as a pragmatic leader who "has recently stripped off the last pretence that the Russian revolution is anything more than the inauguration of an age of limitless experiment."