History of the House of Austria Volume 4

History of the House of Austria Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...enactment. This scheme consisted of six short paragraphs, the first of which defined the nature of an abuse of the press, grounded on the maxims of justice. The second declared, with precision, the individuals responsible for such abuses. The third appointed the tribunal to take cognizance of such abuses. The fourth pointed out the cases in which a prosecuted publication or picture should be forfeited. The fifth subjected the punishment of offences of the press to the enactments of the first and second part of the penal code. And finally, the sixth decreed the further application of those enactments against those who should in any manner circulate the publications and pictures described in the first section. Without doubt, this short and clear plan for subjecting offences of the press to the penal code, in conformity, as it was, with public opinion in many parts of Germany, would have provided sufiicient protection to the government, when the censorship was first removed; but the imperial cabinet order was not obeyed, the scheme was not circulated, and the press remained for many months free from all restraint. To account for this inattention to so important a command of the emperor, at once surprising and deplorable, we must remember that on the 17th of March the emperor, according to an announcement in the Vienna Gazette of the 18th, had determined to form a ministry charged with the introduction and completion of the measures promised in the decree of the 15th of March. In consequence of this resolution the High Chancellor retired from public life, and the person who provisionally assumed his post, and who, some days afterwards, was nominated Minister of the Interior, considered it better to lay aside the imperial decree, 'and to...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771664
  • 9781236771667