Thursday, September 20, 2018

Love the bibliography

This is a pretty straightforward encyclopedia of the cooperative movement, both internationally and country-by-country. Each entry is relatively brief, dealing with topics such as the International Liaison Committee on Cooperative Thrift and Credit (alias CLICEC), the International Raiffeisen Union, the cooperative movement in Uzbekistan, or the utopian socialists Robert Owen and Charles Fourier. G K Chesterton and Distributism are not mentioned. An extensive bibliography is included – if you want to know more about Ujamaa villages in Tanzania, Israeli kibbutzim or the contretemps of the Owenites in these United States, this is the volume for you! Finally, I can't help sharing the most based dictionary entry I've ever seen, quoted in full: “International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco, and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF). See: International Federation of Plantation, Agricultural and Allied Workers.” There you have it, fam.

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