This essay was written in 1891 after Wilde had become enamored of concepts expressive of a liberal socialism. In his view, the aim of socialism should be "to try to reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible". Typically, Wilde stresses the vital role played by art and the imperative significance of the artist.
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A really great perspective.
I loved the first chapter, and enjoyed the second chapter. Although at the same time I found myself disagreeing with much of the second chapter.