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    The Threefolding Movement, 1919. A History: Rudolf Steiner's Campaign For A Self-Governing, Self-Managing, Self-Educating Society

    £16.99
    Following WW1, Germany faced upheaval and unrest. Steiner's pioneering movement for social threefolding rallied around a unique conception... to promote human rights and equality in political life, freedom in cultural life and associative cooperation in economic life.
    ISBN: 9781855845411
    AuthorAlbert Schmelzer
    Pub Date23/10/2017
    BindingPaperback
    Pages240
    Availability: In Stock

    Following the end of WW1, Germany faced a period of revolutionary upheaval and general unrest. In the midst of these tumultuous events, Rudolf Steiner's pioneering movement for social threefolding rallied around a unique conception. Its three principal goals were to promote human rights and equality in political life, freedom in cultural life and associative cooperation in economic life. Albert Schmelzer's engaging yet rigorous study, the most complete to date, recounts the movement's practical attempts to bring about social threefolding in 1919, giving lively descriptions of the principal characters involved.

    Apart from this detailed history, The Threefolding Movement, 1919 offers an accomplished synthesis of the development of social thought and the complex politics of the day. Schmelzer studies threefolding within the context of evolving social ideas, comparing Steiner's relevance to key political and cultural thinkers, reformers and radicals. Steiner emerges as a social innovator who was actively involved in the revolutionary situation of 1919, although he rejected violence and was a consistent advocate of democracy.

    A cursory analysis might suggest that Rudolf Steiner stood at the left of the political spectrum, but Schmelzer shows how his social ideas transcend the right-left divisions and polarizations of contemporary politics. Social threefolding is truly a new approach to human development - a fresh way to understand society that allows for a more creative and harmonious future.

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    Following the end of WW1, Germany faced a period of revolutionary upheaval and general unrest. In the midst of these tumultuous events, Rudolf Steiner's pioneering movement for social threefolding rallied around a unique conception. Its three principal goals were to promote human rights and equality in political life, freedom in cultural life and associative cooperation in economic life. Albert Schmelzer's engaging yet rigorous study, the most complete to date, recounts the movement's practical attempts to bring about social threefolding in 1919, giving lively descriptions of the principal characters involved.

    Apart from this detailed history, The Threefolding Movement, 1919 offers an accomplished synthesis of the development of social thought and the complex politics of the day. Schmelzer studies threefolding within the context of evolving social ideas, comparing Steiner's relevance to key political and cultural thinkers, reformers and radicals. Steiner emerges as a social innovator who was actively involved in the revolutionary situation of 1919, although he rejected violence and was a consistent advocate of democracy.

    A cursory analysis might suggest that Rudolf Steiner stood at the left of the political spectrum, but Schmelzer shows how his social ideas transcend the right-left divisions and polarizations of contemporary politics. Social threefolding is truly a new approach to human development - a fresh way to understand society that allows for a more creative and harmonious future.