British poet Shelley and socialism

Percy Shelley was a Marxist before Karl Marx was a Marxist.

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This 2010 video says about itself:

“A Song: Men of England” [from 1819] by Percy Bysshe Shelley

By Harry Warren from Britain:

Was Shelley the first modern socialist?

Friday 28th July 2017

Harry Warren finds the early 19th-century romantic’s work brimming with socialist ideas

THE poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was, in the words of Bertrand Russell, “an outcast from the first,” as would be expected for a radical Romantic in the early 1800s.

An article on Shelley seems fitting as Jeremy Corbyn quoted The Masque of Anarchy at Glastonbury, much to my delight.

Shelley specialised in calling men to arms, to fight for a better society and to fight against bourgeois rule, yet the word “socialism” wasn’t coined until roughly 10 years after his magnum opus The Revolt of Islam was published. So how could he possibly be the prototypical socialist?

Fortunately for me, there is extensive analysis…

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