G. B. Shaw, undoubtedly a predominant and scintillant Socialist littérateur of the Victorian Age, whose genius has spread to the contemporary era where it shines like a beacon in the stagnant morass of "middleclass morality," burst forth in the last of his Fabian Society lectures in a vivid address on Is Civilization Decaying?

Said he: "If a man working an eight-hour day making a whole pin is replaced by a man working a ten-hour day making part of a pin and not knowing how the pin is made, that...

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