CANTO XXII

 

 

 

 

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What we all have to face, what Douglas is combatting is:

‘a claim for the complete subjugation of the individual to an objective which is externally imposed on him; which it is not necessary or even desirable that he should understand in full.’

It is impossible to condense Douglas’ arguments into the scope of a review, one can at most indicate his main tendencies and the temper and tonality of his mind. He is a humanist, which is a blessed relief after humanitarians; he is emphatically and repeatedly against the ‘demand to subordinate the individuality to the need of some external organisation, the exaltation of the State into an authority from which there is no appeal.’

Ezra Pound. “Economic Democracy” in SP 210-211.

 

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CANTO XII [Social credit]

CANTO XXVIII [Orientals and exotics in Europe]

CANTO XXXVIII [Douglas: The A+B Theorem]

CANTO XLVI [C. H. Douglas and A. R. Orage; Orientals in London]

 

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