The Trend Of History; Origins Of Twentieth Century Problems

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byWilliam Kay Wallace

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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. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI Salus Populi ESTIMATE OF BISMARCK'S HISTORICAL MISSION THE NEW ETHICS OF GOVERNMENT THE JUSTIFICATION OF THE USE OF FORCE CULTURAL SUPERIORITY I THE deeper one examines into the career of Bismarck and the part he played in furthering the breakdown of the control of the body politic by the Middle Class, the more distinctly are the limitations of his policy, where the use of force was of no avail, revealed. Though skilled in diplomatic architectonics, unhampered by any scruples of moral responsibility or the accepted code of political honor in so far as affairs of State were concerned, the Iron Chancellor bequeathed no sound precepts in the art of government, no practice in the science of politics, which might serve a later epoch. He distorted the moral standards, and perverted the ethical sense, not merely of the German people, but of the civilised world. Yet who shall say that his dual historical mission, which was to accelerate the destruction of the older concepts of statehood and prepare for a new form of social organisation, was not for these very reasons the more thoroughly performed, that he sowed a storm so that the succeeding generation might reap a whirlwind? It cannot be maintained that this was his conscious role, yet we can perceive in his conception of power as objective the awakening of a new social consciousness, the manifestation of social sensibility to which attention has been called. His success and the ascendancy of Germany were based on a clear insight into the social nature of the State, in contrast with the middle class individualist theory which had hitherto prevailed. He was the first to make use of the idea of disciplined cooperation. But he apparently failed to recognise that man must not only obey, but he must believ...

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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. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI Salus Populi ESTIMATE OF BISMARCK'S HISTORICAL MISSION THE NEW ETHICS OF GOVERNMENT THE JUSTIFICATION OF THE USE OF...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217613357

ISBN - 13:9780217613354

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