Liberalismus, Socialismus und christliche Gesellschaftsordnug/Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 5: Modern Socialism

Pesch viewed modern socialism as a reaction to the perception of the harmful consequences of unregulated free marketeering. In Der moderne Socialismus (1900), Pesch was prophetic in his analysis of the implications of reduced wages in economically advanced nations; deregulation of industries and the free market ideology in relationship to private property and the public interest.


Mellen Press is honored to publish, in this multi-volume set, the first English translations of the works of Heinrich Pesch, SJ (1854-1926). A Jesuit economist who developed many of the basic economic and social principles (notably the Principle of Solidarism) that emerged from the social encyclicals of the Catholic Church beginning in 1931 with Pope Pius XI and further developed by Pope John Paul II.

Table of Contents

Part I Social Democracy, Anarchism, State Socialism

1. Social Democracy

2. Anarchism

3. State Socialism

Part II The Theoretical Foundations of Marxian Socialism

4. “Critical-Utopian” Socialism and its Relationship to “Scientific” Socialism

5. A Critique of the Weltanschauung of Marxian Socialism

6. The Marxian Interpretation of History

7. Critique of Historical Materialism

8. The Laws of Development of the Capitalistic Era in General

9. The Law of Value – The Theory of Exploitation and of Immiserization

10. Accumulation and Concentration Theory

11. Crisis Theory Collapse

12. The Basic Propositions of Marxian Socialism in the Light of Bernstein’s Critique