The fact that we are at was has turned Socialism from text-book word into a realizable policy. The inefficiency of private capitalism has been proved all over Europe. its injustice has been proved in the East End of London. Patriotism, against which the Socialists fought so long, has become a tremendous lever in their hands.
In the short run, equality of sacrifice, ‘war-Communism’, is even more important than radical economic changes. It is very necessary that industry should be nationalized, but it is more urgently necessary should monstrosities as butlers and ‘private incomes’ should disappear forthwith. Almost certainly reason why the Spanish Republic could keep up the fight for two