Letters to the London "Times", and New York "Courier and Inquirer". by Edward Vernon ChildeLetters to the London "Times", and New York "Courier and Inquirer". by Edward Vernon Childe

Letters to the London "Times", and New York "Courier and Inquirer".

byEdward Vernon Childe

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... except very limited undertakings; and by the general economy which is visible in every household, where circumstances allow it to be practised. But as for the violent issue, about which some persons are so apprehensive, I must avow that, for the present at least, I can discern neither motives nor means sufficiently powerful and practical to produce it. The Republic, as you know, was a surprise, not only for the nation at large, but not less so for those by whose agency it came into existence. But the Bepublic was accepted, and, such as it is, it must be endured till the question, What can be substituted for it f is more practically resolvable than at the present moment. When Louis Bonaparte was raised" to the Presidency of France by the vote of six millions, he might, it is believed in some quarters entitled to great respect, have secured to himself, almost as easily, a title more sounding in name than that which he bears, and a tenure of office as durable as his own life. When the events of the 29th of December and of the 13 th of June arrived, the game, though somewhat more difficult, was, it is thought, still in his hand. But opportunity after opportunity went by, and in no way did he violate, or attempt in manner patent to violate, the Constitution. Why then you may ask, do people mistrust him, and why, while they regard him as a mere stop-gap, do they stand in fear of him? Simply, it may be answered, because of the difficult position in which he is placed. In a little while his term of office will expire, and by the Constitution he is not immediately re-eligible. In order to render him a legitimate candidate for the ensuing Presidency, that instrument must be altered; and in order to alter it, a Convention Assembly must be elected by the people, whic...
Title:Letters to the London "Times", and New York "Courier and Inquirer".Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217858082

ISBN - 13:9780217858083