American Political Ideas; Studies in the Development of American Political Thought 1865-1917 Volume 4

American Political Ideas; Studies in the Development of American Political Thought 1865-1917 Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...The state in a majority of cases has no meaning at all as a center of economic organization and direction, since business is related to the national system, or centers around the municipality. Goodnow in an incisive study of the legal possibilities and limitations of social reform, pointed to the nation as the road to advance upon. If we were framing a scheme of national government, he said, our own experience and that of other countries would undobutedly lead us to accord to the national government greater powers than are now possessed under the Constitution as now interpreted and applied. Even now the federal power steadily expands and the process is resented only by those whose interest is to escape control.16 Col. Roosevelt, in his " New Nationalism" (1910) glorified the nation as the great instrument of social and political progress, and preached the gospel of a vigorous national policy directed toward democratic ends. The New Nationalism puts the national need before sectional or personal advantage. It is impatient of the confusion that results from local legislatures attempting to treat national issues as local issues. He did not ask for "overcentralization," but for a spirit of nationalism in common affairs.17 There must be no neutral ground "to serve as a refuge for law breakers, and especially for law breakers of great wealth, who can hire the vulpine cunning which will teach them how to avoid both jurisdictions." 18 " The Promise of American Life" (1900). "Progressive Democracy" (1914). After the War the State was, of course, no longer even a claimant of sovereign power. The states' rights tradition was not much more cultivated in the South than in the North. If one invoked the more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605829
  • 9781236605825