Democracy and Social Growth in America: Four Lectures

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1898 - 129 strani
 

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Stran 20 - Moses said that with no restrictions placed upon the movements of individual members of such a society, "the fittest in the several lines of activity acquire positions of advantage, and the less fit fall behind or are crowded to the wall.
Stran 18 - The golden age of English oratory, which extends over the last quarter of the eighteenth and the first quarter of the nineteenth centuries, produced no speaker, either in Parliament or at the Bar, superior in persuasive force and artistic finish to Thomas Lord Erskine.
Stran 23 - ... equality of material conditions to inequality of material conditions as a characteristic feature of progress under freedom, particularly as it appears in industrial society . . . whether the government interferes in behalf of individuals, or simply stands for order the outcome of industrial development will be essentially the same in both cases, and that an increasing inequality.85 To mitigate this dismal trend Moses could offer only the inculcation of a strong religious faith and an "awakening...

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