The Advancing Hour by Norman HapgoodThe Advancing Hour by Norman Hapgood

The Advancing Hour

byNorman Hapgood

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE ANSWER OF LIBERALISM "The best protection for the present system is to improve it" David Lloyd George. "Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely." Macaulay. "He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. And if time, of course, alters things to the worse, and wisdom and council shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?" Bacon. HAS liberalism an answer to socialism and to the evils connected with modern capitalism? In possibility it has the best of all answers. The doubt is whether it has the sincerity to make its answer effective. If it has the sincerity it will develop the brains. Liberalism is a spirit that changes its form according to the civilization to which it is applied. It is the spirit that recognizes growth as inseparable from life but recognizes also that if change is to be growth it must be based carefully on our experience. What most often stops an avowed liberal from being a real liberal is some sort of self-seeking fear. One thing that anybody must do in order to be truly liberal is to welcome all possible light from fact and thought, and then to make decisions about the world's good without impediment from calculations about his own immediate, worldly prosperity. Some of the British Tories have much to say for themselves in claiming that they are capable of more courageous disinterestedness, once the case is proved, than is a large commercial element in the Liberal party. I have said enough about the answer of liberalism to the problem of international relations. As it confronts an American at the present time, it comes down to tolerance, close relations, and mutual responsibility between the nations, without the des...
Title:The Advancing HourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217569153

ISBN - 13:9780217569156