Politics by Frank ExlinePolitics by Frank Exline


byFrank Exline

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... POLITICS CHAPTER I POLITICAL DOGMAS § 1. Failure Of Governments. All forms of government, in the past, have proved beneficial to the few but oppressive to the many, and all have perished. The most enduring have been military despotisms, which were sustained by an armed and specially favored minority; but they, too, ultimately have perished. Mankind always has desired government which is beneficial to all and oppressive to none, but that desire never has been realized. Modern experiments in popular government have been inspired by that desire, with the hope that, by leaving all ultimate power in the hands of the many, through the modern device of representation, the many would receive the full benefits of government; but that hope nowhere is realized, and these modern governments now are pursued by the same Nemesis which has overtaken and destroyed their more ancient predecessors. They have failed to bring about that just distribution of the benefits of government 1 /£ : .; ... :: . .: Politics which is the right as well as the desire of all peoples; and the penalty of that failure is either disintegration and revolution, or a reversion to military despotism as the only means of suppressing the rising wrath of a disappointed and oppressed people. Disintegration begins with irrational and unscientific changes which are supposed to be "reforms," but which only hasten the dissolution of government and the advent of disorder and anarchy; military despotism begins with the necessity of employing force in the suppression of widespread public disorder; both are sure signs of a failing government--for no people is disposed to seek reforms, or to revolt, when the benefits of government are justly distributed. § 2. Necessity...
Title:PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.14 inPublished:August 17, 2009Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217786715

ISBN - 13:9780217786713