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Pigs' Meat
Selected Writings of Thomas Spence, Radical & Pioneer Land Reformer

By Thomas Spence
December 1982
Spokesman Books
ISBN: 0-85124-424-6
192 pages[cover]
$27.50 paper original

In the story of the emergence of British radicalism and socialism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the works of Thomas Spence are an indispensable element. He produced a comprehensive argument for political and social revolution based on what he liked to call the "real" rights of man. Decentralization, common ownership, participation and mutuality were central features of his ideas. We may indeed call him Britain's "first modern socialist."

Socialist Classics, No. 2