The Literary Digest Volume 23

The Literary Digest Volume 23

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... always will be to call forth bitter and perhaps intemperate acts of retaliation. lt gives established orders a new and excellent opportunity to justify their existence, and ' permits them to take all sorts of severe measures, ostensibly for the defense of society, but often, alas, for the subversion of justice and liberty. All history has demonstrated the absurdity as well as the infamy of political assassination, and, from the day upon which Henry IV. of France was murdered to the hour of the killing of Humbert of Italy, the world has witnessed each attack only solidify the opposition and deepen the horror at such deeds. It is'a stupid barbarian who imagines that the poniard which kills the man kills also the idea he stands for, and who believes that the cause of justice and truth is advanced by blood and massacre." dam), and looks upon his taking off as even more of a crime against nations, as there was no apparent cause for it. The Italian press contains articles eulogistic of the President's character. The rllessaggero, the Papa/0 Ramano, and the T ribuna (Rome) compare the assassination of McKinley with that of King Humbert, and all these journals declare that America must cooperate with Europe in suppressing anarchist propaganda. The Aftonbladet (Stockholm) believes that imperialism and the trusts must bear the odium of the crime. The Spanish press comments sympathetically. Altho President McKinley wrought great injury to Spain, says the Carresflorzderzda (Madrid), we do not deny his statesmanlike qualities and deplore the crime of which he has been the victim. The Liberal also declares that Spain does not permit the memory of the war to interfere with her horror and regret at the deed of the assassin. Several Madrid journals...
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  • Paperback | 920 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,610g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869206
  • 9781236869203