Looking Backward (Signet Classics) by Edward Bellamy

By Edward Bellamy

I occurred throughout this booklet whereas interpreting "the politically wrong advisor to the 60's".

It was once famous as a utopian fable the place the govt solves all difficulties, spreads the wealth round, and all enterprises and capitalists are evil.

Classic Marxism and usual liberal delusion!

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Though they knew something of what they wanted, they knew nothing of how to accomplish it, and the eager enthusiasm with which they thronged about any one who seemed likely to give them any light on the subject lent sudden reputation to many wouldbe leaders, some of whom had little enough light to give. However chimerical the aspirations of the laboring classes might be deemed, the devotion with which they supported one another in the strikes, which were their chief weapon, and the sacrifices which they underwent to carry them out left no doubt of their dead earnestness.

I certainly had never been in it before, or one furnished like it. I looked back at my companion. He smiled. ” he inquired. ” I demanded. “You are in my house,” was the reply. ” “We will talk about that when you are stronger. Meanwhile, I beg you will feel no anxiety. You are among friends and in good hands. ” “A bit queerly,” I replied, “but I am well, I suppose. Will you tell me how I came to be indebted to your hospitality? What has happened to me? How came I here? ” “There will be time enough for explanations later,” my unknown host replied, with a reassuring smile.

Arthur E. Morgan (Yellow Springs, Ohio, ). Edward Bellamy: Selected Writings on Religion and Society, ed. Joseph Schiffman (New York, ). Apparitions of Things to Come: Tales of Mystery and Imagination, ed. Franklin Rosemont (Chicago, ). Equality (Amsterdam, ). Revisiting the Legacy of Edward Bellamy (–), American Author and Reformer: Uncollected and Unpublished Writings: Scholarly Perspectives for a New Millennium, ed. Toby Widdicombe and Herman S. Preiser (Lewiston, NY, ).

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