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Publisher's Synopsis

In his prescient essay Our Country Right or Wrong (1880), William Morris stringently criticised 'false patriotism' as the enabler as well as byproduct of 'National Vain-glory, which is both begotten of ignorance and begets it...:its great office is for ever to cry out for war without knowing what war means.'

In her introduction, Florence S Boos explores the personal and political antecedents of Morris' lifelong opposition to British militarism, capitalism and the imperialist adventures which sustained them.

Florence S Boos edited William Morris's Socialist Diary for History Workshop (later reprinted by Journeyman Press) and was the co-editor with Carole Silver of Socialism and the Literary Imagination, a collection of essays on Morris's Socialist writings.

Our Country Right or Wrong

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