Excerpt from Land and Freedom, Vol. 26: July-August, 1926And now! After forty years what are conditions today? There is not the slightest excuse for ignoring the fact that so far as having any inﬂuence on public policies is con cerned, there is no advance over 1886 in understanding, or will to apply, the truths then proclaimed by Henry George and his disciples. Many of the latter became estranged ...
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ged: so-called labor leaders returned to their former political parties: even among those entitled to be termed Single Taxers because they were doing something to bring about the adoption of the Single Tax there arose grave differences of opinion concerning policies. Looking backward over the political movements with which many of those active in the 1886 campaign subsequently allied themselves, is only to recall a long history of futility and failure. Grover Cleveland, W. J. Bryan, W. R. Hearst, Tom Watson, Robert M. La Follette, were some of those supported in the vain expectation that in some way the Single Tax cause would be advanced. Even William H. Taft, President of the United States, found Single Tax supporters for his corrupt and dishonorable scheme for Progress and Poverty and 3 other works. Buying newspaper support for his discredited administra tion by putting print paper on the free list.Mistakes? Yes, many of them. As was to have been expected, with a fallible and imperfect humanity. But the truths affirmed forty years ago are still eternally true, and more urgently needed for the welfare of mankind.Will another forty years see greater advancement toward their recognition?About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.