A Mechanistic or a Human Society?

TitleA Mechanistic or a Human Society?
Year for Search1943
AuthorsWellock, Wilfred (1879-1972)
Pagination32 pp.
Date Published[1943]
Publisher[Ptd. by The Hereford Times for Wilfred Wellock, Quinton, Birmingham]
Place Published[Hereford, Eng.]
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

A pamphlet that decries the dominance of machines and the machine-mentality they produce. The author calls for a simpler life based on traditional English agriculture and decentralization to the village level or a “land-based democracy” (15). Cooperation. Regionalism. In his “Introduction” to the U. S. ed. Tamplin argues for the use of machines “more on the behalf of freeing and benefiting man” (2) and says, “Our society is itself a great mechanistic structure” (3). He says he is sure Wellock would agree.

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. [New York: Decentralist Press, 1945]], with an “Introduction” (2-3) by Richard T. Tamplin.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1879-1972) was a Labour Party MP from 1927-31

Full Text

[1943] Wellock, Wilfred (1879-1972). A Mechanistic or a Human Society? [Hereford, Eng.: Ptd. by The Hereford Times for Wilfred Wellock, Quinton, Birmingham]. 32 pp. U. S. ed. [New York: Decentralist Press, 1945], with an “Introduction” (2-3) by Richard T. Tamplin. 32 pp. L, MiU, O

A pamphlet that decries the dominance of machines and the machine-mentality they produce. The author calls for a simpler life based on traditional English agriculture and decentralization to the village level or a “land-based democracy” (15). Cooperation. Regionalism. The author was a Labour Party MP from 1927-31. In his “Introduction” to the U. S. ed. Tamplin argues for the use of machines “more on the behalf of freeing and benefiting man” (2) and says, “Our society is itself a great mechanistic structure” (3). He says he is sure Wellock would agree.