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by Bernard Shaw

Foreword by Philip Pullman 

Nobel laureate, Oscar winner and author of over fifty plays, Bernard Shaw is perhaps as renowned for his political views as for his awe-inspiring artistic output. This new selection of his writings on war brings once more to the forefront the polemical writings of one of the most outspoken commentators of the early twentieth century.

As a co-founder of the Fabian society, an equal rights campaigner and an ardent socialist, Shaw was never known to shy away from controversy: he was accused of treason on the strength of his 1914 publication Common Sense About the War, which affronted patriots and the government alike. His vehemently anti-war stance was almost prophetic in its progressive nature, and many of his impassioned assertions now have a ring of prescience. 

Publication date: 01/11/2009

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