First principles in politics by William Samuel Lilly

First principles in politics

byWilliam Samuel Lilly

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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.1899 Excerpt: ... need not follow him in detail through this interesting discussion, but I may observe that, founding himself upon an ingenious speculation of Friedrich Rohmer, he finds in the psychological law, ruling the stages of human life, the key to the spirit and character of political connexions.1 In Radicalism,, we see the love of ideals, often unreal and unpracticable, the delight in abstractions, the thirst for novelty, the disdain of experience, which characterise youth. Liberalism corresponds with the period of early manhood which has put away childish things and the illusions of fancy, when the more developed understanding ( Verstand) discerns facts as they are, and traces their connexion; and which, desiring and striving for their amelioration, avoids "raw haste, half-sister to delay." "The love of freedom is most eminently seen in the young man, who, having outgrown the authority of tutors and governors, now, for the first time, thinks and acts independently, proving things for himself, and doing freely what is suited and fitted to him. That is also the most forcible characteristic of all true Liberalism. But," adds Herr Bluntschli, "the Liberal knows well that freedom is not a coin which circulates from hand to hand; that it is the revelation and development of a personal faculty." Conservatism he describes as less sparkling (weniger gldnzend) than Liberalism but as making a firmer, more durable, and more '1 P. 84. solid impression; as like the fully developed man of from thirty to forty, not so intent upon the acquisition of new possessions as upon the preservation and improvement of things already gained. The specially characteristic ideas of Conservatism, our author tells us, are Piety (pietas), Loyalty, and Law (das Recht). But its starting-point is the ...

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Title:First principles in politicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217721621

ISBN - 13:9780217721622

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