Keeping up the metaphor of the political
guillotine, the whole may be considered as the POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF A DECAPITATED SURVEYOR: and the sketch which I am now bringing to a close, if too autobiographical for a modest person to publish in his lifetime, will readily be excused in a gentleman who writes from beyond the grave.
Into their place stepped free competition, accompanied by a social and political
constitution adapted to it, and by the economical and political
sway of the bourgeois class.
I have already recorded sentence of death, five or six times, against the movers of political
conspiracies, and who can say how many daggers may be ready sharpened, and only waiting a favorable opportunity to be buried in my heart?
economy is especially a science of terms; and free trade, as a branch of it is called, is just the portion of it which is indebted to them the most.
It is one of the most marked characteristics of Greek political
theory that Plato and Aristotle think of the statesman as one who has knowledge of what ought to be done, and can help those who call him in to prescribe for them, rather than one who has power to control the forces of society.
A few rows of figures are enough to deduce misery from, and a few more will show the rate at which the political
determination of the people is growing.
Once on the ladder of political
success, his clever mind looked about for the means to maintain his foothold; for in the fortified city into which he had wormed himself, generals do not long keep useless mouths.
They contain more valuable political
economy than is to be found in most of the books.
No remonstrances shook the iron resolution of the man who had hewed his way through the rank and file of political
humanity to his own high place apart from the rest.
Footnote: The Tories were the political
ancestors of the present-day Conservatives; the Whigs of the Liberals.
The Muirhead Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History of Modern Philosophy under the heads: first of Different Schools of Thought--Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different Subjects--Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political
He knew Metrov had written an article against the generally accepted theory of political
economy, but to what extent he could reckon on his sympathy with his own new views he did not know and could not guess from the clever and serene face of the learned man.