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The Renewal of the Social Organism

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The Renewal of the Social Organism

By Rudolf Steiner

GA 24

The articles presented in this volume were written during 1919 and 1920. In the Collected Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Aufsätze Über die Dreigliederung des sozialen organismus und zur Zeitlage 1915–1921 (Vol. 24 in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961.). They were translated from the German by E. Bowen-Wedgewood and Ruth Mariott; the translation was revised by Frederick Amrine. The publication of the printed volume was made possible by a grant from the Dietrich V. Asten Memorial Fund.

The cover (cloth) graphic form is by Rudolf Steiner, made for the first edition (1919) of his book Dir Kernpunkte der Sozialen Frage. The cover (paperback) graphic form is by Rudolf Steiner, made for the second edition (1920) of his book Die Kernpunkte der Sozialen Frage. Title lettering is by Peter Stebbing.

The text is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Copyright © 1985
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Cover Sheet  
Foreword by Joseph Wiezenbaum  
Preface to the First Edition  
Four Articles from the Newspaper The Social Future
1. The Threefold Social Organism Democracy and Socialism  
2. The International Economy and The Threefold Social Order  
3. Culture, Law and Economics  
4. The Threefold Order and Social Trust: Capital and Credit  
Twenty Articles from the Newspaper The Threefold Social Order
1. The Threefold Division of the Social Organism: A Necessity of the Age  
2. International Aspects of the Threefold Social Order  
3. Marxism and the Threefold Social Order  
4. The Threefold Social Order and Educational Freedom  
5. What is Needed  
6. Ability to Work, Will to Work, and the Threefold Social Order  
7. What Socialists Do Not See  
8. Socialist Stumbling-Blocks  
9. What the “New Spirit” Demands  
10. Economic Profit and the Spirit of the Age  
11. Cultivation of the Spirit and Economic Life  
12. Law and Economics  
13. Social Spirit and Socialist Superstition  
14. The Pedagogical Basis of the Waldorf School  
15. The Fundamental Fallacy in Social Thought  
16. The Roots of Social Life  
17. The Basis of the Threefold Social Order  
18. Real Enlightenment as the Basis of Social Thought  
19. Longing for New Thoughts  
20. Wanted: Insight!  
1. An Appeal to the German Nation and to the Civilized World  
2. The Way to Save the German Nation  
Renewal of the Social Organism: Back Cover  

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