Political Essays: With Sketches of Public Characters (Classic Reprint) by William HazlittPolitical Essays: With Sketches of Public Characters (Classic Reprint) by William Hazlitt

Political Essays: With Sketches of Public Characters (Classic Reprint)

byWilliam Hazlitt

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I AM no politician, and still less can I be said to be a party-man: but I have a hatred of tyranny, and. A contempt for its tools; and this feeling I have ex pressed as often and as strongly as I could. I cannot sit quietly down under the claims of barefaced power, and I have tried to expose the little arts of sophistry by which they are defended. I have no mind to have my person made a property of, nor my under standing made a dupe of. I deny that liberty and slavery are convertible terms, that right and wrong, truth and falsehood, plenty and famine, the comforts or wretchedness of a people, are matters of perfect indifference. That is all I know of the matter; but on these points I am likely to remain incorrigible, in spite of any arguments that I have seen used to the contrary. It needs no sagacity to discover that two and two make four; but to persist in maintain ing this obvious position, if all the fashion, authority, hypocrisy, and venality of mankind were arrayed against it, would require a considerable effort of personal courage, and. Would soon leave a. Man in a.

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Title:Political Essays: With Sketches of Public Characters (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:July 30, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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