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Democracy and Reaction (Paperback) Loot Price: R253
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Democracy and Reaction (Paperback): Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse
Democracy and Reaction (Paperback): Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse

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Democracy and Reaction (Paperback)

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE IMPERIAL IDEA PARADOXICAL as it may seem, the new conception of Empire had its roots, politically speaking, in the older Liberalism. For it was the older Liberalism which made the Colonial Empire what it was, and it was to that Empire as Liberalism had made it that Imperialist sentiment in the first instance appealed. The appeal was, in this form, very difficult to resist. "See," the Imperialist would say, "this marvellous work of our race, this vast inheritance of the generations which we hold in trust for our descendants--in mere size the greatest empire of history, in variety of interest, in the extraordinary complexity of its composition far surpassing all political societies which the world has ever known. Consider how it extends the law of peace over prairie and jungle, mountain and steppe, subarctic ice and torrid forest; how it maintains order and administers justice with equal success for the brand-new mining community, for the ancient civilisation of the Ganges or the Nile, or for the primitive clan of the Indian hills. Is not this," urges the enthusiast, "among the greatest of human achievements, this unparalleled adaptability in the arts of conquest and of government? And yet this is not the best. What is an infinitely greater matter is that where the British flag goes, go British freedom, British justice, an absolutely incorruptible civil service, a scrupulous impartiality as between religion and races, an enthusiasm for the spread of that individual liberty and local self-government which have made England herself so great Are you insensible to these achievements of your country, and can you not rise above the narrow patriotism --by comparison a 'parochial' view--which is limited to one small island. You...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-20046-0
Barcode: 9781230200460
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
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LSN: 1-230-20046-0

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