Laski, Harold Joseph

(1893–1950)
   British political economist and socialist leader. Laski was a leading left-wing political theorist, a brilliant lecturer and a prolific writer. At the London School of Economics, where he was professor of political science, he taught a generation of students the principles of Fabian socialism.
   Laski did not confine himself to academic life, but was active in Labour Party politics. He served on the National Executive from 1936 and as party chairman in 1945–6, and was a member of a number of public commissions. His books include A Grammar of Politics (1925), The State in Theory and Practice (1935), Parliamentary Government in England (1938), The American Presidency (1940) and The American Democracy (1949).
   Though his father, Nathan, was a leader of the Manchester community, Laski took little interest in Jewish questions, and was an avowed left-wing assimilationist until the rise of HITLER. He then moved closer to Zionism and supported the Jewish state plank in the Labour Party platform.

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