An Essay on the Influence of Authority in Matters of Opinion

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bySir George Cornewall Lewis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849. Excerpt: ... in mind, that unity of command does not exclude voluntary consultation with others. A military commander, having an undivided power, is not, indeed, encumbered with field deputies, whose consent he must obtain--or a council, in which the voices of others are equal to his own; but there is nothing to prevent him from gathering the opinions of others, or asking advice from those competent to give it. From these few remarks, it will be seen that the governments of civilized nations act wisely in intrusting judicial and administrative powers, sometimes to one person, and sometimes to a body of several persons, according to the nature of the functions to be performed. § 4. The advantages arising from a plurality of members, indicated above, exist also with respect to a legislative body; but in this case there is another important reason for the adoption of the corporate constitution. Marathon, the decision was carried in favour of fighting (as was stated in a previous note) only by the casting vote of the Polemarch Archon. Clive called a council of war before the battle of Plassy, which decided by a majority of thirteen to seven against fighting. Clive, however, disregarded the decision of the council, in which he had himself concurred, and commenced the action. On this occasion Orme remarks: "It is very rare that a council of war decides for battle; for as the commander never consults his ofiicers in this authentic form but when great difficulties are to be surmounted, the general communication increases the sense of risk and danger, which every one brings with him to the consultation."--Hist. of Hind. vol. II. p. 171. See Thornton's Hist. of the Brit. Empire in India, vol. I. pp. 235, 281. Quid fieri debeat tractato cum multis: quid vero facturus sis, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849. Excerpt: ... in mind, that unity of command does not exclude voluntary consultation with others. A military commander, having an undivided ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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