Thursday, December 15, 2011

"... Bulgarian Greens, Swedish Housewives, Beer-swilling Englishmen..."

Judging from that bit from the subtitle alone, Danial Nichols' assessment seems right — Allan Carlson’s New Book Looks Good. Of course, looks can be deceiving, as the history of certain Third Position movements tells us.

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OpenID caelumetterra said...

The "Third Position" groups in your link have nothing to do with distributism.

December 18, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

The link notes that in the UK, " the Official National Front... called for the creation of Political Soldiers, who would be devoted to nationalism and racial separatism, also helping to clarify the economic stance of the Third Position by drawing from the early 20th century distributists, Social Creditors, guild socialists and other 'radical patriots.'"

I do not hold this against distributivism, just as I do not think Ayn Rand is a two-word argument against libertarianism. It is important to note, however, that no economic theory is above having genuinely sinister people embrace it.

December 18, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
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December 23, 2011 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

They don't mind the sinister people, as long as their the right sort such as Eric Gill. It's the wrong sort such as Fr. Coughlin who doesn't even get one single mention in the Distributist Review that they object to.

And when it comes to parsing out differences between the socialists and some distributists where the outcome is somewhat the same, such as government ownership of all productive land in the name of private property as agrarian distributist Henry George advocated, it gets rather difficult to tell them all apart.

But what it really comes down to is that the distributists have no idea where they stand.

http://catholiccultureandsocietymusings.blogspot.com/2011/11/will-real-distributists-please-stand-up.html

December 23, 2011 at 3:58 AM  

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