The English Branches of The First International
‘There is a bookseller’s shop in High Holborn. It is in every sense an unpretending establishment. … An inscription above it calls it “The Reformers’ Library”. … There are sights more hunted after by mere sightseers. There are edifices linked with many an historic narrative or fable. Yet we would venture to set that undistinguished shop above more than one palace and monument. For there are the headquarters of a society whose behests are obeyed by countless thousands from Moscow to Madrid, and in the New World as in the Old, whose disciples have already waged desperate war against one government, and whose proclamations pledge it to wage that war against every government — the ominous, the ubiquitous International Association of Workmen.’
KeywordsTrade Union Labour Movement Labour Party General Council Secret Society
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