Foreign Governments at Work: An Introductory Study

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Humphrey Milford : Oxford University Press, 1921 - 83 páginas
 

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Página 59 - It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they -C. are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.
Página 6 - Meanwhile it is singular how long the rotten will hold together, provided you do not handle it roughly. For whole generations it continues standing, 'with a ghastly affectation of life,' after all life and truth has fled out of it : so loth are men to quit their old ways ; and, conquering indolence and inertia, venture on new.
Página 6 - It is not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that "walks" in us. It is all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs, and so forth. They have no vitality, but they cling to us all the same, and we can't get rid of them.
Página 13 - What makes such a thing as this more firm ?" is not the manner of the settling of it, or the manner of your ' or another's' doing of it ; there remains always the grand question after that ; the grand question lies, In the acceptance of it by those who are concerned to yield obedience to it and accept it...
Página 31 - Something is required simpler and more permanent, something which can be loved and trusted, and which can be recognized at successive elections as being the same thing that was loved and trusted before; and a party is such a thing.
Página 57 - ... disadvantage to render public service. The machinery of government is built wrongly and no one under present conditions can make it work well. It is this condition to which President Taft referred when he told the committee that a study of the government of the State of New York aroused in him feelings "of profound admiration for the political adaptability of the people to make a machine work that nobody who had any real business sense would think would work under any conditions.
Página 43 - THIS Constitution has been framed by the united German people, inspired by the determination to restore and establish their Federation upon a basis of liberty and justice, to be of service to the cause of peace both at home and abroad, .and to promote social progress.
Página 64 - The very considerations which judges most rarely mention, and always with an apology, are the secret root from which the law draws all the juices of life. I mean of course, considerations of what is expedient for the community concerned.
Página 57 - Never before in the history of the world has there been such a development at the upper levels of an educational system.
Página 82 - Democracy — which is merely a form of government, not a consideration of the purposes to which government may be turned — has nothing to do with economic equality, which might exist under any form of government, and might possibly work more smoothly under some other form Political equality can exist either along with or apart from equality in property" (Modern Democracies [London, 1929], 1, 76).

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