of the absolute monarchies, established religions, aristocracy, and strict social hierarchy. Weintraub is a distinguished Shaw scholar, and editor. The world war marked the end of the long nineteenth century and with it much of the Victorians hopes for social improvement. Shaw most likely picked the idea up from Lenins State and Revolution, where it appears as He who does not work shall not eat. A few in Britain, such as Bertrand Russell, declared themselves pacifists and went to prison.
George Bernard Shaw, through his plays, was one of my early heroes. Shaw continued the association, as writer and as piano accompanist in Lees voice lessons.
London Daily News a letter titled Bernard Shaw on Mussolini: A Defence. We are all experiments in the direction of making God. Michael Holroyd describes Shaws new religion as a moral commitment to progress thorough the Will, answering the need for optimism in someone whose observation of the world was growing more Pessimistic. Unexpectedly for a man of the left, Shaw did not take the expected path of glorifying the rebel Joan and casting her interrogators and executioners as consummate imperialist and ruling class villains. "A brief life by Orwell biographer.J. Henry Ford promoted the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Shaw was not a Marxist but a Nietzschean, not an atheist but a believer in Bergsonian vitalism. It is where it is where the idea of eugenics, breed the perfect race, breed a better voter.