The Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 9

The Canadian Monthly and National Review Volume 9

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... editor of the Fortnightly describe the state of the political thought in the country!" Thoroughness is English Radical Leaders. By K. J. Hinton. G. P. Putnam & Sons, New York. + On Compromise. By John Morlcy, p. 17. a mistake, and nailing your flag to the mast a bit of delusive heroics. Think wholly of to-day, and not at all of to-morrow. Beware of the high, and hold fast by the safe. Dismiss conviction and study general consensus. No zeal, no faith, no intellectual trenchancy, but as much low-minded geniality and trivial complacency as you please." Perhaps the reasons for this state of things are not far to seek, and possibly time may remedy the evil; but unless a determined effort be made by those who have the power to control, we can only look forward to an increase of corruption. The importance of a high ideal will be readily admitted, as also the great value of examples of noble-heartedness and disinterestedness, coupled with courage and unflinching perseverance. These rare qualities, When united with great intellectual power and strong sympathy with suffering humanity, combine to form a character which cmnot fail to inspire admiration, and challenge imitation. A few such men there are in ever)' country and every generation, and of some of these it is our purpose to speak. It is a well-established fact, which experience in constitutional government has proved, that the stronger an opposition is the better for the purity of the executive acts. And if that opposition be itself composed, not of a party anxious for power, but of men who look merely to the good of the j country, and the justice and expediency of I projected legislation, the greatest benefits, coupled with the fewest disadvantages may be expected. The independent...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663280X
  • 9781236632807