Harold Joseph Laski

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Laski, Harold Joseph


Born June 30, 1893, in Manchester; died Mar. 24, 1950, in London. English sociologist, figure of the Labor Party, reformist.

Laski was educated at Oxford. From 1914 to 1920 he taught at universities in Canada and the USA. In 1926 he became a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1936 to 1949 he was a member of the executive committee of the Labor Party; in 1945 he became chairman of that committee. Laski was one of the theoreticians behind “democratic socialism,” the ideological sources for which he attempted to find in Christianity. He held that the transformation of society would be accomplished as the result of the moral improvement of individuals rather than by revolutionary means. Laski denied the class character of the state.

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I've long been interested in the tensions between the great metropolitan cities and the people who live far away from them, ever since Harold Laski described it as one of the problems created by unfettered capitalism.
Aqui cabe explicar que en 1951, cuando la London School of Economics and Political Science invito a Michael Oakeshott a ocupar la catedra de filosofia politica vacante despues de la muerte del fogueado intelectual izquierdista Harold Laski, su curriculum incluia dos libros, Experience and Its Modes, aparecido en 1933 (aun en prensa, setenta y ocho anos mas tarde) y The Study of the Classics, publicado en 1936.
Ralph fled to Britain with his father during the Second World War, and became an outspoken Marxist-influenced left-wing intellectual, under the guidance of Harold Laski u political theorist, economist, author and lecturer.
It is said that Basu attended lectures of Harold Laski in late 1930.