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They serve to organize faction ; to give it an artificial and extraordinary force ; to
put in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party , often a small
but artful and enterprising minority of the community ; and , according to the ...
It is indeed little else than a name , where the government is too feeble to
withstand the enterprises of faction , to confine each member of the society within
the limits prescribed by the laws , and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil ...
The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to
seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual ; and sooner or
later the chief of some prevailing faction , more able or more fortunate than his ...
How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions , to
practice the arts of seduction , to mislead public opinion , to influence or awe the
public councils ! Such an attachment of a small or weak towards a great and
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing
I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION: A MemoirNutzerbericht - Kirkus
In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Vollständige Rezension lesen