Reconstruction and National Life

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Macmillan, 1919 - Europe - 193 pages
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Page 25 - To find a form of association which may defend and protect with the whole force of the community the person and property of every associate, and by means of which each, coalescing with all, may nevertheless obey only himself, and remain as free as before.
Page 135 - ... (c) As a first step toward complete transfer of ownership to the Soviet Republic of all factories, mills, mines, railways, and other means of production and transportation, the Soviet law for the control by workmen and the establishment of the Supreme Soviet of National Economy is hereby confirmed, so as to insure the power of the workers over the exploiters.
Page 26 - In order, then, that the social pact may not be a vain formulary, it tacitly includes this engagement, which can alone give force to the others, that whoever refuses to obey the general will shall be constrained to do so by the whole body; which means nothing else than that he shall be forced to be free...
Page 201 - Mr. Weyl says sobering and important things. . . . His plea is strong and clear for America to begin to establish her leadership of the democratic forces of the world ... to insure that the settlement of the war is made on lines that will produce international amity everywhere.
Page 87 - The communists do not seek to conceal their views and aims. They declare openly that their purpose can only be obtained by a violent overthrow of all existing arrangements of society. Let the ruling classes tremble at a communistic revolution. The proletariat have nothing to lose in t but their chains ; they have a world to win. Proletarians of all countries, unite...
Page 108 - The revolutionist is a man under a vow. He ought to have no personal interests, no business, no feelings, no property. He ought to be entirely absorbed in one single interest, one single thought, one single passion — the Revolution.
Page 201 - This little book is a history of the movement in the United States to secure action by the United States and other nations, after this great world war, looking to the establishment of a League to Enforce Peace. Mr. Marburg, the author, is a student of international law, a publicist, and a diplomat of marked ability and learning. . . . Mr. Marburg, with Mr. Holt of the Independent, was the first to move for the formation of a League to Enforce Peace, and has been most diligent and effective in promoting...
Page 199 - It deals mainly with comparative government and undertakes to show what the heritage and genius of the principal peoples lately engaged in the World War have meant in the shaping of contemporary political institutions and ideas. It seeks also to describe the great changes wrought in governmental organization and procedure during the war, and to point out the major political problems that remain for settlement during the early years of peace.
Page 63 - A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one.
Page 71 - Good is the limit of our enquiries, and can barely be perceived; but, when perceived, we cannot help concluding that it is in every case the source of all that is bright and beautiful...

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