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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

...air: “We, the Nazis were the natural allies of the Zionists – not the so called “liberal democracies”. Our idea was to clean Europe of Jews, our i... ...“We, the Nazis were the natural allies of the Zionists – not the so called “liberal democracies”. Our idea was to clean Europe of Jews, our intractab... ...you understand.” “So …” “So, Magda secretly converted to Judaism in one of the liberal synagogues in Berlin. She told no one except Chaim. No o...

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Democracy and Deterrence : Foundations for an Enduring World Peace

By: Dr Walter Gary Sharp Sr.

...ore’s deterrence model and examines those incentives that discourage nondemocratic governments from pursuing violent conflicts. Arguing that existing democracies must make an active effort to foster the political environment in which new democracies can develop, Sharp discusses the elements critical to promoting democratization and thus strengthening system wide deterrenc...

...1 LIBERAL DEMOCRACY AND ITS GLOBAL INFLUENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Features of a Liberal Democracy . . . . . . . . .2 Global Political Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Notes . . . . . . . ...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...he evolution of English. The Treasure of Our Tongue nourishes the rise of democracies. 13. He Unchained Books The German goldsmith’s invention fr... ...o emphasized science and dialectical logic. In York, the monk Alcuin‘s liberal arts and sciences (LAS) school had become widely recognized for it... ...xcellence. Together, the trivium and the quadrivium comprised its seven liberal arts. Preparatory work, the trivium’s language arts included the s... ...being illiterate—or maybe because of it—Charlemagne was a champion of the liberal arts and sciences, even though he may have been too old to advance ... ...ms. Possibly even more significant was the rapid increase in the number of liberal arts colleges throughout the world. Many historians title this ... ... led him to write his epitaph focused on his trade. Printers Spur Rise of Democracies 18 Printers’ roles in the rise of democracies were so manif... ...couraged the sharing of knowledge in a manner conducive to the success of democracies. The Treasure of Our Tongue drizzled mists of free speech an...

...r Viking cousins, but the French language may exert even greater impact on the evolution of English. The Treasure of Our Tongue nourishes the rise of democracies. -- 13. He Unchained Books-The German goldsmith’s invention frees access to library books and breaks the chains of ignorance that held most of mankind in bondage for millennia. -- 14. Printers as Agents of Change-...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

........................................................... 37 REACTIONARY AND LIBERAL .................................................................... ...ve and compassion ahead of power and acquisition.” —“But commander, as a liberal Protestant Dr. King would still face the ire of the protestant e... ...he problem. I don’t think you can look to the politicians for salvation. In democracies politicians follow—they don’t lead. If they don’t follow the ... ... 45 —“OK, love to meet a part of your past.” REACTIONARY AND LIBERAL —“We’re going to have a huge several month long reun... ...ocating. If anything, I would have expected him to follow Pope John XXIII‘s liberal approach. Of course I would never have expected him to become a ... ...t educational opportunity is a conservative idea. It’s a cornerstone of our liberal agenda. I see “equality” as basic to my liberal views.” —‘I a... ... the progress made from the Period of Enlightenment and the rise of secular democracies. “The lack of education and the unwillingness to stud... ...reducing the violence, stopping the global warming, and installing workable democracies that allow for freedom and universal education. We can’t elim... ...lity of overpopulation and how it is already affecting them. Politicians in democracies are overwhelmingly concerned with the next election. Business...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

... I. The Roots of Anti-Americanism II. Containing the United States III. Islam and Liberalism IV. The New Rome - America, the Reluctant Empire V. ... ...Sodom and Gomorrah, a cesspool of immorality and spiritual decay. To many European liberals, the United states is a throwback to darker ages of rel... ... typically devalue most that which we have formerly idealized and idolized. To the liberal-minded, the United States of America reified the most no... .... Blair Narcissism, Group Behavior, and Terrorism The Iraqi and the Madman Islam and Liberalism Back to the Table of Contents! Containing the United ... ...kmanship. The article clearly identifies America's (capitalistic) economy and its (liberal, pluralistic, religious and democratic) values as its co... ...ia, and East Europe can attest, these vital lessons are lost on the dozens of "new democracies" the world over. Many of these presidents and prime ... ...on, and collusion with Western interests, both commercial and political. The new "democracies" are thinly-disguised and criminalized plutocracies ... ...archies (Macedonia, Bosnia, and Iraq, to mention three recent examples). The new "democracies" suffer from many of the same ills that afflict thei... ...e myth breaks down. For instance, it is maintained by their chief proponents that democracies are more peaceful than dictatorships. But the two mo...

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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

By: Sam Vaknin

...Rabid nationalism against utopian regionalism, fascism (really, opportunism) versus liberalism, religion- tinted traditionalism (the local moribund e... ...wn American spines. It tends to ignore reality, though. Montenegro is playing the liberal card deftly, no doubt - but it is also a haven of smuggl... ...two axes of friction: Islam versus Christianity and fascism and nationalism versus liberalism. It is hard to do justice to these topics in the Proc... ...verse as Iraq, Egypt, Norway, Latin America, and Britain. At the end of the 1930's, liberal capitalism, communism, and fascism (and its mutations) ... ...ety. Dissent was outlawed. The Soviet rulers accepted the existence of the Western liberal democracies as a temporary inconvenience to be terminate... ...sent was outlawed. The Soviet rulers accepted the existence of the Western liberal democracies as a temporary inconvenience to be terminated with e... ...tion was to supply the USSR and its allies (clients, really) with credits. Liberal democracies were expected to contribute to their own demise with... ...mic freedoms in their country was regarded as a security threat to Western liberal democracies. The Soviet population, not afraid of mass terror of... ... failing or dysfunctional states, is an inevitable security threat towards Western democracies. For totalitarian states and organisations, confront...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...rough degenerative disease, will you exercise? ―It seems that both democracies and free market economies emphasize self-centered values. Demo... ...stian evangelism are on the rise in opposition to the freedom that modern democracies champion. Modern societies often give license to pursue the mos... ... and Christian evangelism are on the rise because the freedom that modern democracies champion give license to many to pursue the most inhuman paths ... ...e deists, moral value judgments tend to move from the conservative to the liberal in nearly every question from abortion to the death penalty. Yes C... ...the USA because of the evil wrought here by feminists, gays and political liberals.‖ 56 ---―Hey Ray, is it true that God is really an En... ... is greater than nearly all developed countries. In general in the richer democracies, higher rates of belief in, and worship of, a creator correlat... ...but didn‘t pursue the appeal as fast as he might have. In the meantime, a liberal governor, who had opposed the proposition was elected. 123 Gov... ...23 Governor Grey Davis stopped the appeal. So one federal judge and one liberal governor were able to counterbalance a huge majority of the citize... ...ally hold that the state can make laws regarding gun control while a more liberal court may believe a gun owner saying that he didn‘t know the gun w...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...riven the gullible human race to the verge of annihilation and back. Participatory democracies have degenerated everywhere into venal plutocracies.... ... of humans, though molded by common experience, Jews are not a monolith. There are liberal Jews and orthodox Jews, narcissists and altruists, unscr... ...ere is no precedent to the extant fortean transition from totalitarian communism to liberal capitalism. This might well be true. Yet, nascent capit... ...d pension plans, and so on. d. Opportunities to be corrupt should be minimized by liberalizing and deregulating the economy. Red tape should be mi... ...ia, and East Europe can attest, these vital lessons are lost on the dozens of "new democracies" the world over. Many of these presidents and prime ... ...n, and collusion with Western interests, both commercial and political. The new "democracies" are thinly-disguised and criminalized plutocracies ... ...archies (Macedonia, Bosnia, and Iraq, to mention three recent examples). The new "democracies" suffer from many of the same ills that afflict thei... ...er of the unfit. But even these innocuous variants of eugenics fly in the face of liberalism. Inequality, claim the proponents of hereditary ameli... ...politics. Their raison d'etre and vigor were derived from their rabid opposition to liberalism, communism, conservatism, rationalism, and individual...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...riven the gullible human race to the verge of annihilation and back. Participatory democracies have degenerated everywhere into venal plutocracies.... ... of humans, though molded by common experience, Jews are not a monolith. There are liberal Jews and orthodox Jews, narcissists and altruists, unscr... ...ere is no precedent to the extant fortean transition from totalitarian communism to liberal capitalism. This might well be true. Yet, nascent capit... ...d pension plans, and so on. d. Opportunities to be corrupt should be minimized by liberalizing and deregulating the economy. Red tape should be mi... ...ia, and East Europe can attest, these vital lessons are lost on the dozens of "new democracies" the world over. Many of these presidents and prime ... ...n, and collusion with Western interests, both commercial and political. The new "democracies" are thinly-disguised and criminalized plutocracies ... ...archies (Macedonia, Bosnia, and Iraq, to mention three recent examples). The new "democracies" suffer from many of the same ills that afflict thei... ...er of the unfit. But even these innocuous variants of eugenics fly in the face of liberalism. Inequality, claim the proponents of hereditary ameli... ...politics. Their raison d'etre and vigor were derived from their rabid opposition to liberalism, communism, conservatism, rationalism, and individual...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...he evolution of English. The Treasure of Our Tongue nourishes the rise of democracies. 13. He Unchained Books The German goldsmith’s invention fr... ...who emphasized science and dialectical logic. In York, the monk Alcuin‘s liberal arts and sciences (LAS) school had become widely recognized for it... ... excellence. Together, the trivium and the quadrivium comprised its seven liberal arts. Preparatory work, the trivium’s language arts included the s... ...being illiterate—or maybe because of it—Charlemagne was a champion of the liberal arts and sciences, even though he may have been too old to advance ... ...ms. Possibly even more significant was the rapid increase in the number of liberal arts colleges throughout the world. Many historians title this pe... ... led him to write his epitaph focused on his trade. Printers Spur Rise of Democracies 18 Printers’ roles in the rise of democracies were so manifol... ...couraged the sharing of knowledge in a manner conducive to the success of democracies. The Treasure of Our Tongue drizzled mists of free speech and ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

...sly by you big guys. Maybe it‘s because we have everything from fledgling democracies and absolute monarchies to warring militias or one party rule—... ...e political techniques such as propaganda to nudge our voters. All modern democracies do this. No modern democracy has voters who are all educated i... ... a much smaller country we are working on solving the problems faster than democracies typically do. As a new government we hope we have the foresig... ...tion reduction. Because the missionaries in their country have been mainly liberal Lutherans from Scandinavia they haven‘t had the bishops and the mu... ...ntelligent discussions of the issues, that are the method of the educated democracies, seem nearly absent in your politics. George W. Bush used fear... ...e are more equal than others.‘‖ —―Good point Lee. We know that in democracies some people have more influence than others. If a movie star s...

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Surviving the Economic Crisis : Current and Future Trends

By: Mark W. Medley

...creating public works projects has become popular again. An idea that "saved' democracies in the 1930's during the great depression. But did Ke... ...the 1930's during the great depression. But did Keynesian economics save Democracies in the 1930's?. It helped create employment, but even... ... seem irrelevant today, but in the coming years, a challenge to even the most liberal minded thinkers, faced with the socioeconomic problems linked ...

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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

...ization of cultural participation offered by the Internet through the lens of liberal political theory: The networked information economy makes it poss... ...regulators acting with a light touch, as they traditionally have done within liberal societies. THE LONG ARM OF MARSHALL, TEXAS TiVo introduced the fir... ...r these shifts can move the boundaries of liberty along all three vectors of liberal political morality. They enable democratic discourse to flow among... ...70, 382–86 (D.C. Cir. 2007); T ony Mauro, Scholar’s Shift in Thinking Angers Liberals, USA T, Aug. 27, 1999, available at http://www.saf.org/T rib... ... Neil Weinstock Netanel, Cyberspace Self-Gov- ernance: A Skeptical View from Liberal Democratic Theory, 88 C. L. R. 395 (2000). Netanel argues tha... ... 395 (2000). Netanel argues that the sorts of principle-based checks in most democracies, such as an- tidiscrimination principles and equality in the ...

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Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders

By: Sam Vaknin

...and foot, to make free use of everyone's money and dispose of their assets liberally, and to be cynically exempt from the rules that he himself est... ...d collusion with Western interests, both commercial and political. The new "democracies" are thinly-disguised and criminalized plutocracies (recall ... ... (Macedonia, Bosnia, and Iraq, to mention three recent examples). The new "democracies" suffer from many of the same ills that afflict their vetera... ...Iraq, Egypt, Norway, Latin America, and Britain. At the end of the 1930's, liberal capitalism, communism, and fascism (and its mutations) were lock... ...al Idea of Progress, which is most strongly reified by Western science and liberal democracy. All four illiberal ideologies firmly espouse a linear... ...ascism, Nazism, and Religious Fundamentalism, on the one hand, and Western liberalism, on the other hand: All four totalitarian ideologies regard in... ...s", all in the name of servicing "real" humanity and bettering its lot. But liberal democracy has been intermittently guilty of the same sin. The sa...

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

... care. Public pension funds have been insolvent for years. Politicians in democracies like to promise more benefits along with lower taxes. A fancifu... ...ter getting their disability retirement.” —“It is your Western liberal thinking that assumes that everyone is honest and everyone is enti... ...WAGES AND STRIKES —“We expect people to be self-centered and your democracies to cater to that selfishness. But often, with globalization, t...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...oseph Stiglitz, Thomas Hellman, and Kevin Murdock concluded in their 1998 paper - "Liberalization, Moral Hazard in Banking, and Prudential Regulati... ...accorded a different treatment. While long term capital flows should be completely liberalized, encouraged and welcomed – the short term, "hot mone... ...Bursting asset bubbles, if they become more frequent in the future due to financial liberalization, globalization and unbridled credit growth, may r... ...lation. In an effort to overcome the pernicious effects of inflation, governments liberalize, deregulate and open their economies to competition. ... ...ive investments in education of the public and of state officials are required. e. Liberalization and deregulation of the economy. Abolition of red... ...e. The two countries with the highest incidence of AIDS are Africa's only two true democracies - Botswana and South Africa. The Centre for Economic...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...of programs to fill. The ones who hold the real power in Modern capitalistic Democracies do not want to publicize their existence at all to the publ... ...own class of filthy rich scum. Now, she is a part of the establishment token liberals: and censored Jesse Ventura’s article about 9-11 either becaus... ...t’s all that matters…. Huh? So now only rich Nations are allowed to have democracies that actually work? Poor Nations are not allowed to have ... ...imacy, all honesty, all courage, all wonder, all love, all humanity in these ‘democracies’. This is one reason why any ruling dynasty becomes dang... ...nce expanded so that the American Media’s censorship in peacetime censors all liberal issues and viewpoints out of the airwaves. He let the America... ...d laughing against other right wing republicans… who are disguised as supposed liberals. One reason why it is so easy to tear down any elite power st... ... made sure that the rest of the world had same freedom to establish their own democracies just like they did. Instead; they only gave that exclusiv... ... not important. The US Government is responsible for destroying more budding democracies than any former oppressive Empire ever did. Only now it i...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...o its researchers. 38 If a conservative Web site reposted news articles from liberal newspapers with critical commentary, that, too, would have seemed... ...ture of communist and capitalist metaphors. All governance systems—including democracies and corporate boards—have problems. But so far as we can tell... ...ientific, and technical information has been central to the operation of both liberal democracy and capitalist economy. I owe the latter point particul... ...skepticism about monopolies; the strong traditions of open science; and even liberalism’s abiding focus on free speech and access to information. If y...

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In the Fourth Year Anticipations of a World Peace

By: H. G. Wells

...ernational Government” is a very sympathetic contribution from the English liberal left; but the reader must understand that these two writers seem di... ...d have anticipated. For the first time in a King’s Speech we heard of the “democracies” of the world, and there was a clear claim that the Allies at p... ...ate by our own practice how we on our side, professing as we do to act for democracies, to make democracy safe on the earth, and so on, intend to meet... ...rm of palm oil. One of the most powerful levers in the hands of the Allied democracies at the present time in their struggle against the imperial brig... ... policy. It is a thing overdue. No doubt we have al- ready a literature of liberal imperialism and a considerable accumulation of declarations by this... ... but a self-conscious political system working side by side with the other democracies of the earth, preparing the way for, and prepared at last to sa... ...rowned—that we should join with this renascent Germany and with these thus liberalized Powers and with our Allies and with the neutrals in one great L... ...s and that there is a disposition even to sacrifice the in- terests of the liberal allies to dynastic sympathies. These things are not to be believed,... ... “… little Liber-al, or else a little Conservative,” he must at least be a Liberal-Unionist or a Conservative Free- Trader. But seeking a fair represe...

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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

...cial force in the hands of the legislative body is the natural tendency of democracies; for as this is the power which emanates the most directly from... ...ecapitulate the substance of this chapter in a few words: The existence of democracies is threatened by two dangers, 178 Democracy in America viz., t... ...ded he be certain that their actions will never counteract his desires. In democracies, as the majority has every year the right of depriving the offi... ...f the American Democracy as Regards the Salaries of Public Officers In the democracies those who establish high salaries have no chance of profiting b... ...services whatsoever are remunerated, and the most subordi- nate agents are liberally paid. If this kind of government ap- pears to me to be useful and... ... it for their own descendants. The English aristocracy is perhaps the most liberal which ever existed, and no body of men has ever, uninterruptedly, f... ...nity or kindness its law, but it extolled generosity; it set more store on liberal- ity than on benevolence; it allowed men to enrich them- selves by ... ...ons of this age are turbulent, but I do not clearly perceive that they are liberal; and I fear lest, at the close of those perturbations which rock th... ...those by whom they are to be governed; and no one will ever believe that a liberal, wise, and energetic government can spring from the suffrages of a ...

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New York

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...nary than the husbandman in his mo- tives, while he is certainly much more liberal of his gains. One deals in thousands, the other in tens and twentie... ...ests with a friendly eye, and of associating themselves with its fortunes, liberalizes its mind and wishes, and confers a catholic spirit that the cap... ...There is one great advantage in the monarchical principle, when subdued by liberal institutions, as in the case of the government of that nation from ... ...l election fully equals the ex- penditures of the empire of Great Britain, liberal as they are known to be, for the maintenance of the dignity of its ... ... of his earthly being for consolation and support. The wrongs committed by democracies are of the most cruel character; and though wanting in that app...

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What Is Coming a Forecast of Things after the War

By: H. G. Wells

...lass of lawyers who, through the idiotic method of voting in use in modern democracies, are able practically to rule Great Britain, and who are powerf... .... Their interaction is being extraordinarily paralleled in the Anglo-Saxon democracies by the interaction of lawyer-poli- tician and Press to-day. If ... ...newspaper with this and that party. For years the Press of all the Western democracies has been drifting slowly away from the tradition—it lasted long... ...hy established the tradition of her diplo- macy. Illiberal at home, it was liberal abroad; Great Britain was the defender of nationality, of constitut... ... freewomen upon the general social atmosphere will be, I venture to think, liberalising and relaxing in certain directions and very brac- ing in other... ... a Slav at any cost, and make the best of Russia; ally myself with all her liberal tendencies, and rise or fall with her. And I should do my utmost in... ...oody rearrangement may lie before this East Central belt of Europe. To the liberal idealist the thought of a possible Swiss sys- tem or group of Swiss... ... exert an enormous influence at the close of the war in the direction of a liberal settlement and of liberal institutions…. They will, I fear, do noth...

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God the Invisible King

By: H. G. Wells

...entials of the religious life. Many people, whom one would class as rather liberal Chris- tians of an Arian or Arminian complexion, may find the large... ...ng. The new conceptions do not tolerate either kings or aris- tocracies or democracies. Its implicit command to all its ad- herents is to make plain t... ... them with this renascence, or that will lead to the release of their more liberal adherents. Its probable obligations to Eastern thought are less rea...

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The Whole History of Grandfathers Chair or True Stories from New England History, 1620-1808

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...almost spontaneously, in Massachusetts and the other New England colonies. Democracies were the natural growth of the New World. As to Massachusetts, ... ...his money from the wharf to the provincial treasury. Was not this a pretty liberal reward?” “The mothers of the young men who were killed at the siege...

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In the Days of the Comet

By: H. G. Wells

... restrained in all things, while I had that supreme gift for young men and democracies, the gift of copious expression. Parload I diagnosed in my secr... ...bears a pleasant lunch spread out with a simple equipage. Behind me is the liberal sunshine of the green and various garden. I see it all. Again I sit... ... done for these more finely living souls. “You made,” I said, trying to be liberal minded, “a home together.” “ A home!” He looked at me, and, I know ...

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Considerations on Representative Government

By: John Stuart Mill

...an the recent debates on Reform of Parliament, that both Conservatives and Liberals (if I may continue to call them what they still call themselves) h... ...h, in virtue of its superior comprehensiveness, might be adopted by either Liberal or Conservative without renouncing any thing which he really feels ... ...e in which there was scarcely a throne in Europe which was not filled by a liberal and reforming king, a lib eral and reforming emperor, or, stranges... ...reforming king, a lib eral and reforming emperor, or, strangest of all, a liberal and reforming pope; the age of Frederic the Great, of Catherine the... ... Ganganelli, of Pombal, of D’Aranda; when the very Bourbons of Naples were liberals and reformers, and all the active minds among the noblesse of Fran... ...st its own errors. Such precautions have ex isted in all well constructed democracies. The Athenian Con stitution had many such provisions, and so h... ...d), have been, in respect to intellec tual endowments, much on a par with democracies; that is, they have manifested such qualities in any considerab... ...ington and Jefferson, were not more completely exceptions in their several democracies, and were assuredly much more splendid exceptions, than the Cha... ...certain evils; but those evils are greatly aggravated by the fact that the democracies which at present exist are not equal, but systematically unequa...

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A Treatise on Government Translated from the Greek of Aristotle

By: William Ellis A. M.

...he several classes in the state. The aim which he sets before oligarchs or democracies is not the good life, but simple stability or permanence of the... ... this subject, let us now go into the practical part thereof; the one is a liberal employment for the mind, the other necessary. These things are usef... ...event every op- portunity of exercising two principal virtues, modesty and liberality. Modesty with respect to the female sex, for this virtue require... ...y, which depends upon private property, for without that no one can appear liberal, or do any generous action; for liberality consists in imparting to... ... therefore better have proposed, that they should live both moderately and liberally; for unless these two conspire, luxury will come in on the one ha... ...tune, that he is mild or courageous, but we may say that he is prudent and liberal, which are the only quali- ties connected therewith. It is also abs... ...e not for- merly admitted into any share in the government; till at length democracies were established: it is not therefore proper for any man of hon... ...tes strangers to accept the freedom 85 Aristotle of the city; and in some democracies the son of a free-woman is himself free. The same is also obser... ... these afterwards turned to tyrannies and these in their turn gave rise to democracies; for the power of the ty- rants continually decreasing, on acco...

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Proposed Roads to Freedom

By: Bertrand Russell

...against revolution. He protests against the attitude of undue hostility to Liberalism which is com- mon among Socialists, and he blunts the edge of th... ...lution- ary ardor and tend to transform Socialists into a left wing of the Liberal Party. But the increasing prosperity of wage-earn- 27 Bertrand Rus... ...ect Disraeli and Bismarck were shrewder judges of human nature than either Liberals or Socialists. It has become increasingly difficult to put trust i... ...1906 and 42 in December, 1910) might be reck- oned almost as a part of the Liberal Party. France, unlike England and Germany, was not content merely t... ...But in actual fact the psychology of the working man in any of the Western democracies is totally unlike that which is assumed in the Communist Manife... ...omething more positive and constructive than this is needed if govern- ing democracies are not to inherit the vices of governing classes in the past. ... ...vils of its own; but Guild Socialism, or even Syndicalism, if it adopted a liberal policy toward those who preferred to work less than the usual numbe...

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An Englishman Looks at the World Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

By: H. G. Wells

..., unhampered thought through every department of the national life, a King liberal without laxity and patriotic without pettiness or vul- garity. Such... ... over- values the commonplace virtues of mediocre men. One of the greatest Liberal statesmen in the time of Queen Victoria never held office because h... ...ty. It has a common medium of expression in the English tongue, a unity of liberal and tolerant purpose amidst its enormous variety of localised life ... ...es. Let us consider some of the key words of contemporary thought, such as Liberalism, Individualism, Socialism, in the light of this broad generalisa... ...on as there was rarely extended to active teaching and propaganda. Even in liberal Athens the hemlock was in the last resort at the ser- vice of the a... ... to-day are only in theory and sentiment democratic. In real- ity they are democracies so eviscerated by the disease of bad electoral methods that the...

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The Ethics of Aristotle

By: J. A. Smith

...e would call that man just who does not feel pleasure in acting justly, or liberal who does not in liberal actions, and similarly in the case of the o... ...er Moral; pure science, intelligence, and prac- tical wisdom—Intellectual: liberality, and perfected self-mas- tery—Moral: in speaking of a man’s Mora... ...nsible. III. In respect of giving and taking wealth (a): The mean state is Liberality, the excess Prodigality, the de- fect Stinginess: here each of t... ...; a mean state called Munificence (for the munificent man differs from the liberal, the former having necessarily to do with great wealth, the latter ... ... the defect Paltriness (these also differ from the extremes connected with liberality, and the manner of their difference shall also be spoken of late... ...endships and the principle of Justice are inconsiderable in extent, but in Democracies they are most considerable be- cause they who are equal have mu...

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The Essays or Counsels, Civil

By: Viscount St. Albans

...t due unto them; and no man envieth the payment of a debt, but re wards and liberality rather. Again, envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man... ...nd draws the eyes of the people, somewhat aside from the line royal. But for democracies, they need it not; and they are commonly more quiet, and less... ...on to the stranger subjects, that they govern. Therefore all states that are liberal of naturalization towards strangers, are fit for empire. For to t... ...the first. And besides, though they have not had that usage, to natu ralize liberally, yet they have that which is next to it; that is, to employ, al... ...or when the Lacedaemonians and Athe nians, made wars to set up or pull down democracies and oligarchies; or when wars were made by foreigners, under ... ...e of the best, and yet is not innocent; for it withholdeth men from works of liberality and charity. The improvement of the ground, is the most natura... ...ath; for, cer tainly, if a man weigh it rightly, he that doth so, is rather liberal of another man’s, than of his own. 81 Of Prophecies I mean not ...

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Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Bill Clinton

...ly comforts adds the improvement of the mind and morals. We have there fore liberally furnished them with the implements of husbandry and household u... ... a pretext for them has been given by the United States, and of the fair and liberal attempt to induce a revoca tion of them, can not be anticipated.... ...o just to invade the rights of others, too proud to surren der our own, too liberal to indulge unworthy prejudices ourselves and too elevated not to ... ...our part with scrupulous regard to all these obligations, and in a spirit of liberality which was never surpassed. How little has been the effect of t... ... it is our duty to cultivate friendly relations and to act with kindness and liberal INAUGURAL ADDRESSES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES 41 i... ...d by the changes all around us. Since the turn of the century, the number of democracies in the world has grown four fold. Human freedom is on the ma... ...ion and ideas. And the world’s greatest democracy will lead a whole world of democracies. Our land of new promise will be a nation that meets its obli...

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The Republic

By: Plato

...ard that forms of govern ment differ; there are tyrannies, and there are democracies, and there are aristocracies? Yes, I know. And the government i... ...e physicians and judges, but also those who would pro fess to have had a liberal education? Is it not disgraceful, and a great sign of want of good... ...t the bema and do not suffer a word to be said on the other side; hence in democracies almost everything is managed by the drones. Very true, he said.... ...es fair and loud and persuasive, and draw the cities over to tyrannies and democracies. Very true. Moreover, they are paid for this and receive honour... ...est honour, as might be expected, from tyrants, and the next greatest from democracies; but the higher they ascend our constitution hill, the more th...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...eavour to shew hereafter, is very different upon different occasions; more liberal in a society advancing to opulence, than in one that is standing st... ...n by the different state of those countries. 66 The Wealth of Nations The liberal reward of labour, therefore, as it is the necessary effect, so it i... ...g a great part of the children which their fruitful marriages produce. The liberal reward of labour, by enabling them to provide better for their chil... ..., and Philadelphia, where the wages of common labour are so very high. The liberal reward of labour, therefore, as it is the effect of in- creasing we... ...ders of the society; the stationary is dull; the declining melancholy. The liberal reward of labour, as it encourages the propagation, so it increases... ...cted with all the thoughtless 670 The Wealth of Nations extravagance that democracies are apt to fall into, could be safely trusted with the manageme... ...om those rancourous and virulent factions which are inseparable from small democracies, and which have so fre- quently divided the affections of their...

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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Joseph Conrad

...ers In the second half of the eighteenth century there were two centres of liberal ideas on the continent of Europe: France and Poland. On an impartia... ... to a certain extent a convenient rallying-point for all manifestations of liberalism. Since that time we have come to be regarded simply as a nuisanc... ...nstitutions. The Pol- ish State offers a singular instance of an extremely liberal administrative federalism which, in its Par- liamentary life as wel... ...e or from an exaggerated sense of its own cleverness. I am speaking now of democracies whose chiefs resemble the tyrant of Syracuse in this, 107 Jose... ...man who advocated a St. Bartholomew’s Night for the suppression of Russian liberalism) was displaying his “divine” (I have read the very word in an En...

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The Federalist Papers

By: Alexander Hamilton

...crifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and con- tention; have ... ... of the republican, and by citing as specimens of the latter the turbulent democracies of ancient Greece and modern Italy. Under the confusion of name... ...iple, and were accord- ingly those which have best deserved, and have most liberally received, the applauding suffrages of political writers. This exc... ...ngage- ments to immediate necessity? How can it undertake or ex- ecute any liberal or enlarged plans of public good? Let us attend to what would be th... ...dual discharge of the domestic debt, and to furnish, for a certain period, liberal tributes to the federal treasury. A very large proportion of this f... ...refer to a few known facts, in support of what I advance. In the most pure democracies of Greece, many of the ex- ecutive functions were performed, no... ...v- ernment could have succeeded within the narrow limits oc- cupied by the democracies of Greece. In answer to all these arguments, suggested by reaso...

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The $30,000 Bequest : And Other Stories

By: Mark Twain

...thousand—three whole thousand! how much of it can we spend, Aleck? Make it liberal!—do, dear, that’s a good fellow.” Aleck was pleased; so pleased tha... ...rest. He worked his reli gions hard, and changed them with his shirt. The liberal spendings of the Fosters upon their fancies began early in their pr... ...plete [The foregoing review of the great work of G. Ragsdale McClintock is liberally illuminated with sample extracts, but these cannot appease the ap... ...rivilege of all the human race, and it is freely and joyfully exercised in democracies as well as in monarchies—and even, to some extent, among those ...

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

...re with dimes on the eyes walking, To feed the greed of the belly the brains liberally spooning, Tickets buying, taking, selling, but in to the feast ... ... TO A C OMMON P ROSTITUTE Be composed—be at ease with me—I am Walt Whitman, liberal and lusty as Nature, Not till the sun excludes you do I exclude y... ...nents, seas, Thou that to grapes and weeds and little wild flowers givest so liberally, Shed, shed thyself on mine and me, with but a fleeting ray out... ... and women, and of Self esteem and Personality; Of the true New World—of the Democracies resplendent en masse, Of the conformity of politics, armies, ... ...merica is the continent of glories, and of the triumph of freedom and of the Democracies, and of the fruits of society, and of all that is begun, And ...

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