Socialism and the American Spirit

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1893 - 376 頁
 

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第 314 頁 - Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?
第 177 頁 - ... the preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad...
第 145 頁 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
第 326 頁 - Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims at good in a greater degree than any other, and at the highest good.
第 234 頁 - To show that the aim of socialism is embraced in the aim of Christianity. 2. To awaken members of Christian churches to the fact that the teachings of Jesus Christ lead directly to some specific form or forms of socialism...
第 67 頁 - May we not even say, that that form of government is the best, which provides the most effectually for a pure selection of these natural aristoi into the offices of government ? The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provision should be made to prevent its ascendency.
第 67 頁 - There is what I call the American idea. . . . This idea demands, as the proximate organization thereof, a democracy, that is, a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people...
第 176 頁 - About to enter, fellow-citizens, on the exercise of duties which comprehend everything dear and valuable to you, it is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government, and, consequently, those which ought to shape its administration. I will compress them within the narrowest compass they will bear, stating the general principle, but not all its limitations. Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political: peace, commerce,...
第 228 頁 - Socialist," their organ, was stated to be to "diffuse the principles of cooperation by the practical application of Christianity to the purposes of trade and industry.
第 301 頁 - So that it become, in practical result, what in essential fact and justice it ever is, a joint enterprise; all men, from the Chief Master down to the lowest Overseer and Operative, economically as well as loyally concerned for it? — Which question I do not answer. The answer, near or else far, is perhaps, Yes ; — and yet one knows the difficulties. Despotism is essential in most enterprises ; I am told, they do not tolerate ' freedom of debate ' on board a Seventy-four ! Republican senate and...

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