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Wilding challenges the critical consensus that dismisses Lawson's political writing. Wilding demonstrates that when these stories are analysed in historical and intellectual contexts a "rich specificity of social observation and political thought" is revealed.
Wilding demonstrates that William Lane's The Workingman's Paradiseexplores the traditional appeals, analyses and understandings of socialist propaganda. But Wilding finds that Lane also emphasizes that the propagandists must ensure they live within the propagandized value system before any social change can be effective.