The New Democracy: An Essay on Certain Political and Economic Tendencies in the United States

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Macmillan, 1912 - Democracy - 370 pages

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Page 168 - The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities ; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state.
Page 187 - dangerous class," the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.
Page 379 - THE AMERICAN COMMONWEALTH. Abridged Edition. For the use of Colleges and High Schools. Being an Introduction to the Study of the Government and Institutions of the United States.
Page 178 - By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern Capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage-labor. By proletariat, the class of modern wagelaborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor-power in order to live.
Page 379 - More emphatically than ever is it the most noteworthy treatise on our political and social system." — The Dial. "The most sane and illuminating book that has been written on this country.
Page 216 - They cannot save, nor can they join sick club or trade union, because they cannot pay the necessary subscriptions. The children must have no pocket money for dolls, marbles, or sweets. The father must smoke no tobacco, and must drink no beer. The mother must never buy any pretty clothes for herself or for her children...
Page 72 - These men cannot live in regular society. They are too idle, too talkative, too passionate, too prodigal, and too shiftless to acquire either property or character.
Page 100 - It flowed out of the majority party into the minority ; out of politics into vice and crime ; out of business into politics, and back into business ; from the boss, down through the police to the prostitute, and up through the practice of law, into the courts ; and big throbbing arteries ran out through the country over the State to the Nation — and back.
Page 382 - The remarkable work which American readers, including even those who suppose themselves to be pretty well informed, will find indispensable . . . ; it deserves an honored place in every public and private library in the American Republic." — MWH " Professor Lowell's book will be found by American readers to be the most complete and informing presentation of its subject that has ever fallen in their way. . . . There is no risk in saying that it is the most important and valuable study in government...
Page 119 - The opportunity freely and publicly to criticize judicial action is of vastly more importance to the body politic than the immunity of courts and judges from unjust aspersions and attack. Nothing tends more to render judges careful in their decisions and anxiously solicitous to do exact justice than the consciousness that every act of theirs is to be subjected to the intelligent scrutiny and candid criticism of their fellow-men.

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