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Signs of Change

William Morris (1834-1896)

1. 01 - How we live and how we might live, part 1
2. 02 - How we live and how we might live, part 2
3. 03 - Whigs, democrats, and socialists
4. 04 - Feudal England
5. 05 - The hopes of civilization, part 1
6. 06 - The hopes of civilization, part 2
7. 07 - The aims of art
8. 08 - Useful work versus useless toil, part 1
9. 09 - Useful work versus useless toil, part 2
10. 10 - Dawn of a new epoch, part 1
11. 11 - Dawn of a new epoch, part 2

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In the 1880s William Morris, the artist and poet famously associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, left the Liberal Party and threw himself into the Socialist cause. He spoke all over the country, on street corners as well as in working men's clubs and lecture halls, and edited and wrote for the Socialist League's monthly newspaper. Signs of Change is a short collection of his talks and writings in this period, first published in 1888, covering such topics as what socialism and work should be, and how capitalism and waste developed.