Dedication and Leadership Paperback

by Douglas Hyde;

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Dedication and Leadership

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On March 14, 1948, Douglas Hyde handed in his resignation as the news editor of the London Daily Worker and wrote the end to twenty years of his life as a member of the Communist Party. A week later, in a written statement, Hyde announced that he had renounced Communism and, with his wife and children, was joining the Catholic Church. The long pilgrimage from Communism to Christ carried Douglas Hyde from complete commitment to Marxism, to a questioning uneasiness about Soviet Russia's glaring contradictions of ideology and action, to a final rejection of the Party. In DEDICATION AND LEADERSHIP, he advances the theory that although the goals and aims of Communism are antithetical to human dignity and the rights of the individual, there is much to be learned from communist methods, cadres and psychological motivation. Hyde describes the Communist mechanics of instilling dedication, the first prerequisite for leadership. Here is the complete rationale of party technique: how to stimulate the willingness to sacrifice; the advisibility of making big demands to insure a big response; the inspirational indoctrination; and the subtle conversion methods. In this small book, so large with implications, Douglas Hyde comments on both Communist and Catholic potential and their lack of maximum effectiveness. He advocates positive Catholic action, not just a negative anti-Communism, and he points out that the guidelines are now down for a decisive choice between total Communism and a total Christianity. Here is a realistic approach to an acute problem uncolored by emotional propaganda, and here is a realistic answer on how to inspire dedication for leadership.

Dedication and Leadership by Douglas Hyde was published by University of Notre Dame Press in December 1966. The ISBN for Dedication and Leadership is 9780268000738.

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Details for Dedication and Leadership

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press (December 1966)
Thickness12 mm
Height230 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4499772
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