The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, Vol. 98

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, Vol. 98 : 2 July, 1904-31 December, 1904 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, Vol. 98: 2 July, 1904-31 December, 1904 The free-trade members have gone from the Liberal Union Club we will not deplore them. May be they will find in the Liberal party a happier land, when they finally arrive there after passing through the purgatorial stage, a Unionist free-trade club. Their purgatorial pains are likely to be very short. Unionist free-trade organisations do notseem to flourish: the Free Food League, if it appears at all, appears to be dead. Why should the Unionist free-trade club linger more? It is not purgatory that need trouble Mr. Elliot and Sir Frederick Pollock with the rest'of them, but the question whether their final stage, the Radical party, will prove to be paradiso or inferno. But perhaps they will find no final abode at all, but will become political Wandering Jews or Flying Dutch men. Some of Mr. Chamberlain's bitterest public enemies should have been present at the Criterion on Thursday; for even such as they could hardly have failed to correct their estimate of him, when they found the Royal Institute of Public Health with a great company of scientists, all non-party men, assembled to thank Mr. Chamberlain for his services to medical science and imperial health. Very few public men have received so distinguished a tribute. Disraeli deserved it, but we do not know that he ever got it. Mr. Cham berlain himself with Splendid candour admitted that he too had been among the scoffers, in his in experienced days, at Disraeli's sanitas speech. Disraeli was something more than a politician, and when Chamberlain in his turn became something more than a politician, he was able to appreciate Disraeli's insight. The problem of national health, peculiarly complicated by the contradictory climates of British territory, is more worth the attention of a states man than the whole number of constitutional reforms, which have occupied the mere politician from the beginning. Mr. Gladstone could never escape the thraldom of franchise tinkering. Thursday's banquet proved that Mr. Chamberlain has. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 910 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 46mm | 1,193g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
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  • 9780243239672