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THE AIMS OF LABOUR

THE
AIMS OF LABOUR

BY THE RT. HON.

ARTHUR HENDERSON, M.P.,
Secretary of the Labour Party

SECOND EDITION

NEW YORK
B. W. HUEBSCH

MCMXVIII

These things shall be a loftier race

Than ere the world hath known shall rise With flame of freedom in their souls,

And light of knowledge in their eyes.

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They shall be gentle, brave, and strong

To spill no drop of blood, but dare All that may plant man's lordship firm

On earth, and fire, and sea, and air.

Nation with nation, land with land,

Inarmed shall live as comrades free: In every heart and brain shall throb

The pulse of one fraternity.

New arts shall bloom of loftier mould

And mightier music fill the skies, And every

life shall be a song, When all the earth is paradise.

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS.

HD 8390 .H 496

1918


6-11-1926

PREFACE

In presenting this little volume to the public no pretence is made that it is a complete or comprehensive statement of the aims of British Labour, nor is it an attempt to write a book on Labour Politics. The main substance of several of the chapters has already appeared in the form of articles published during the past two months. When it was suggested that I should issue them as a collection of chapters dealing with some of the vital problems now confronting the democratic forces of this country, I agreed to do so; and now I offer them, together with two or three new chapters, to my prospective readers in the hope that they may prove to be of some little help to them in forming their own views on the questions which are discussed herein.

The sole purpose of this publication is to advance the social and political ideals which I have at heart, and I propose to hand over any profits resulting from the sale of the book to the fund which the Labour Party is promoting with a view to erecting a suitable and lasting Memorial to the honour of those

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