Philosophy

The Significance of the Role of Tom Mann in Challenging Authority in Britain in 18811941

An overview of Mann’s biography exposes his access to the political field in the year 1894 when he received the secretary position in the independent labor party. Later he organized frequent meetings of his party which augmented him to the position of a very notable trade union leader. It may be because his ability to indulge in matters related to laborers many regard him as a powerful and truthful advocate in England who could attend courts for resolving labor issues.Analyzing the historical records, one can identify that Mann always liked to keep in touch with the revolutionary workers. Harry Pollitt (2006) makes it clear when he truly narrates the character of Mann. According to him, Tom Mann was proud that he was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. He felt that this crowned his life’s work and brought him into close contact with the revolutionary workers of the whole world. During his lifetime, Tom Mann proved himself as an efficient organizer and eloquent speaker who could attract the attention of people. One can observe that it may be his eloquence as a speaker which endeared people to him and enabled them to follow his ideas and thoughts. An overview reveals that the ideas he propounded have a vital status even in current labor issues. At the time of the labor movement, he performed as the best labor campaigner and an excellent spokesman of his time.Tom Mann’s socialist ideology can be identified when observing his views towards the First World War. Without any chance of a debate, Mann showed his opposition towards Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Tom Mann developed his philosophy through socialism and the socialist principles had a great impact all through his life. His favor to socialism is visible in his act of joining the British Socialist Party. He joined the British Socialist Party, an organization hostile to the war and in 1917 supported the Russian Revolution and suggested the creation of soviets in Britain (Spartacus Educational, n. d)

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