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The Middle Way (Harold Macmillan book)

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Originally published  1938
Author  Harold Macmillan
Similar  MacMillan Diaries - 1957‑196, The Macmillan diaries, Thirteen Days

The Middle Way is a book on political philosophy written by Harold Macmillan (British Conservative Party politician and later prime minister of the United Kingdom). It was first published in 1938 (by Macmillan & Co, Ltd, London). It advocated a broadly centrist approach to the domestic and international problems of that time, and was written during a period when Macmillan was out of active office. He called for a programme of nationalisation at least as ambitious as then advocated by the Labour Party (UK).


It is subtitled 'A Study of the Problems of Economic and Social Progress in a Free and Democratic Society' and is divided into 3 main sections

  • Part 1 The Needs
  • Ch I The Emergence of a New Doctrine Ch II Life and Liberty Ch III The End of Radical Reformism Ch IV Minimum Needs and Present Incomes Ch V Present Methods of Distribution Ch VI What Has to be Done
  • Part 2 The Methods
  • Ch VII Past Theories and Present Needs Ch VIII Public Enterprise & Private Combination Ch IX The Aims of Economic Policy in the Future Ch X Industrial Reconstruction Ch XI Finance Ch XII Foreign Trade Ch XIII Co-ordination
  • Part 3 The Benefits
  • Ch XIV The Minimum Wage Ch XV A Minimum for the Unemployed Ch XVI Public Utility Distribution Ch XVII Economic Security Ch XVII Freedom & Progress


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