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Distributist Party

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 COLL MISC 0791
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: Distributist Party
Date(s): 1933-1935
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 folders
Name of creator(s): Distributist Party


Administrative/Biographical history:

Distributism: Distributionists believe that the means of production should be distributed as widely as possible among the populace. Distributism opposes Communism and Socialism and any form of centralisation. It embraces property of ownership, small economies of scale, belief in God and maintaining families, and sensible technology. Distributism is generally against big systems and in favour of small and private systems. Distributism promotes independence and self-reliance provided it is understood to br subsequent to higher values such as religious faith and promotion of the family. The Distributist League was founded in 1926. Its President was the writer G K Chesterton (1874-1936). The Distributist Party was formed at a meeting at the Charing Cross Hotel on 25th May 1933. A resolution was passed at the meeting that the party should pursue "...the encouragement of individual ownership in the means of livelihood; the dispersal of unnecessarily large aggregates of industrial and commercial capital".


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Papers of Harry Hutchinson, relating to the Distributist Party.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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8 May 2002

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