Napoleonic Ideas

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D. Appleton, 1859 - France - 154 pages
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Page 89 - States offer us a striking example of the inconveniences, which attend the weakness of a civil authority. Although, in that country, there are none of the fermentations of discord, which for a long time yet will trouble Europe, the central power, being weak, is alarmed at every independent organization; for every independent organization threatens it. It is not military power alone which is feared; but money power — the bank: hence a division of parties. The president of the bank might have more...
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