Collection SC249 - Harold Laski collection

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Harold Laski collection

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CA UVICARCH SC249

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  • 1946 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Harold J. Laski was a political scientist and socialist, born in Manchester England. He studied at Oxford, and lectured at US universities before joining the London School of Economics (1920). He was chairman of the Labour Party (1945-6). His political philosophy was Marxism. His books, included Authority in the Modern State (1919), A Grammar of Politics (1925), and The American Presidency (1940).

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The collection consists of a 2 page letter, and typescript copy, to [Percy] Rayment of the Victoria [BC] Labour Council giving Laski's opinions on disarmament and on what actions are necessary to secure world peace.

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harold-laski-collection

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Revised by JF, July 9, 2013.

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  • English

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