The law of struggle

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byHyman Segal

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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. 1918 Excerpt: ...propaganda and follow in the foot-steps of the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers and the Morgans of the world. The fact that he does not do this shows that the actuating principle in the world is not quite what he professes. As a matter of fact, revolutions are not engendered by the economically disaffected, the proletariat, but by part of the upper classes moving against the other part. The history of the world shows repeated instances of struggles disassociated from economic causes. The Crusades is one, notwithstanding that the contact of races brought in its wake an increase of trade with the Orient. Another noteworthy example is shown by the Jews, a people supposed to be keenly alive to economic advantage, who have withstood the pressure of the world for two thousand years under the most harrowing conditions, although they might have enjoyed every economic advantage if they had been willing to suscribe to principles in no wise injurious economically. Doubtless, I shall be told that the present World-War is a clear instance of a great historical event brought on by economic causes. Nothing is further from the truth, however. If labor as labor has no cause to seek war, neither has capital. The life of any mercantile or industrial enterprise depends upon continual turnover. Interruption in turnover is immediately fatal, as a rule. Inasmuch as the first effect of war is to threaten the turnover of capital in most enterprises, war is regarded as a destructive visitation. Some enterprises are wiped out, some are crippled and some, it is true, are strengthened. But on the whole, war comes as a disturbing, if not destructive element, dislocating business from its normal channels of expression or struggle and threatening universal bankruptcy with few exceptions. Cer...

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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. 1918 Excerpt: ...propaganda and follow in the foot-steps of the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers and the Morgans of the world. The fact that he does...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217392075

ISBN - 13:9780217392075

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