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illustrated.1900 Excerpt: ... munistic care for the nurture and
education of offspring. Attempts to maintain such schemes in
practical operation have hitherto failed. A discussion of socialism
as to its economical value, and even as to its ethical worth, must
be passed by with the general remark that the evils of society as
actually constituted arise, not from contrived injustice, but from
a lack of moral equipoise. In the ideal community, which moral
culture seeks to attain, there would be no tolerated trespass upon
the rights of even the humblest member; and in the absence of just
cause of revolt, all would be content in the station determined by
merit, by the relative value of services. Until this Utopia be
realized, a more intelligent apprehension of the inseparable
interests of capital and labor would conduce to greater harmony, to
mutual respect, and to a wider recognition of reciprocal rights.1
Meantime, remedy against oppression by either party should be
sought, not in turbulence and disorder, but in appeal to that which
is set for the guardianship of rights, to the strong arm of the
State. 1 "Voici une sage et belle devise: Prendre pour point de
depart et pour point d'appui de tout progres le devoir du rich
plutdt que le droit des pauvres; de sort que l'accord dut pu se
faire entre les deux adversaires, a l'aide de quelque concessions,
en somme assez peu douloureuses."--Revue des deux Mondes, 1883, p.
725. CHAPTER IV THE STATE 130. It is essential to any widely
associated life of men that there should be definite and effective
provision for the protection of rights. For in every community
evil-doers, or at least doers disposed to trespass, are so many,
active and strong, that its several members are not competent,
without combination, to maintain intact their rightful li...
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