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The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx

Thomas Paine - Common Sense artwork Common Sense
Thomas Paine
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775 – 76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence.


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Common Sense - Thomas Paine

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje - Native Life in South Africa artwork Native Life in South Africa
Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"Native Life in South Africa" is one of the most remarkable books on Africa, by one of the continent's most remarkable writers. It was written as a work of impassioned political propaganda, exposing the plight of black South Africans under the whites-only government of newly unified South Africa. It focuses on the effects of the 1913 Natives' Land Act which introduced a uniform system of land segregation between the races. It resulted, as Plaatje shows, in the immediate expulsion of blacks, as "squatters", from their ancestral lands in the Orange Free State now declared "white". But Native Life succeeds in being much more than a work of propaganda. It is a vital social document which captures the spirit of an age and shows the effects of rural segregation on the everyday life of people.


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Native Life in South Africa - Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

Karl Marx - Manifesto of the Communist Party artwork Manifesto of the Communist Party
Karl Marx
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Manifesto of the Communist Party was drafted as its party program by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in Brussels at the order of the second congress of the League of Communists (December 2-8, 1847) The Manifesto marked the end of a year-long discussion within the League of the Just about the objectives and methods of proletarian emancipation and implied the conclusion of its transformation into the League of Communists. In Marxist literature this publication, which marked a milestone in the theoretical evolution of Marx and Engels and reflected the crucial principles of their world view in a relatively self-contained and complete form, is held to be the birth certificate of scientific socialism, which was fundamentally distinct from utopian socialism. Brought into its final version by Marx, it undoubtedly was the most brilliant and widely read writing of Marx and Engels; thanks to its down-to-earth analysis of society with its concise and cogent portrayal of a humanizing-liberating perspective for workers and the urgent demands for a revolutionary transformation of society. It was the most effective and most widely read publication of the modern working-class movement.


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Manifesto of the Communist Party - Karl Marx

Plato - The Republic artwork The Republic
Plato
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 22 May 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Republic is Plato's best known written work, structured as a Socratic dialogue between the great teacher, his students and other citizens of Athens. A seminal investigation into philosophy, political science, the nature of justice, government, spirituality and the role of art in society, "The Republic" remains hugely influential.


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The Republic - Plato

John Bates Clark - Essentials of Economic Theory artwork Essentials of Economic Theory
John Bates Clark
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an organized system of industry in which we are engaged, and it is that which we care most to understand. It includes elements of political economy.


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Essentials of Economic Theory - John Bates Clark

George Spring Merriam - The Negro and the Nation artwork The Negro and the Nation
George Spring Merriam
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1913
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A history of the expansion of slavery in the United States & of the efforts of the government to bring the Negro into the mainstream of American life after the Civil War. By a rather sanguine observer of the American scene at the turn of the century.


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The Negro and the Nation - George Spring Merriam

Aristotle - The Athenian Constitution artwork The Athenian Constitution
Aristotle
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The part of accuser was taken by Myron. They were found guilty of the sacrilege, and their bodies were cast out of their graves and their race banished for evermore. In view of this expiation, Epimenides the Cretan performed a purification of the city.


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The Athenian Constitution - Aristotle

Charles Kingsley - Women and Politics artwork Women and Politics
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Somewhat more than 300 years ago, John Knox, who did more than any man to mould the thoughts of his nation and indeed of our English Puritans likewise was writing a little book on the 'Regiment of Women, ' in which he proved woman, on account of her natural inferiority to man, unfit to rule. And but the other day, Mr. John Stuart Mill, who has done more than any man to mould the thought of the rising generation of Englishmen, has written a little book, in the exactly opposite sense, on the 'Subjection of Women, ' in which he proves woman, on account of her natural equality with man, to be fit to rule.


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Women and Politics - Charles Kingsley

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - The Path of the Law artwork The Path of the Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race. The practice of it, in spite of popular jests, tends to make good citizens and good men. When I emphasize the difference between law and morals I do so with reference to a single end, that of learning and understanding the law.


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The Path of the Law - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Graham Wallas - Human Nature in Politics artwork Human Nature in Politics
Graham Wallas
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The study of politics is now in an unsatisfactory position. Throughout Europe and America, representative democracy is generally accepted as the best form of government ; but those who have had most experience of its actual working are often disappointed and apprehensive. Democracy has not been extended to non-European races, and during the last few years many democratic movements have failed.


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Human Nature in Politics - Graham Wallas

John Stuart Mill - Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy artwork Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 07 May 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is the collections of essays, one of the foremost figures of Western intellectual thought in the late 19th century tackles some technical matters of economics regarding international commerce and consumption.


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Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy - John Stuart Mill

Walter Bagehot - The English Constitution artwork The English Constitution
Walter Bagehot
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book explores the constitution of the United Kingdom, specifically the functioning of Parliament and the British monarchy and the contrasts between British and American government.


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The English Constitution - Walter Bagehot

Frédéric Bastiat - Essays on Political Economy artwork Essays on Political Economy
Frédéric Bastiat
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 23 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Bastiat asserted that the only purpose of government is to defend the right of an individual to life, liberty, and property. From this definition, Bastiat concluded that the law cannot defend life, liberty and property if it promotes socialist policies inherently opposed to these very things. In this way, he says, the law is perverted and turned against the thing it is supposed to defend.


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Essays on Political Economy - Frédéric Bastiat

Robert Lansing - The Peace Negotiations artwork The Peace Negotiations
Robert Lansing
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 30 October 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a fascinating account of what happened from Lansing's perspective. Many of the differences he had with Wilson can be argued to have been right, in light of the generally accepted belief today that the negotiations were a failure on many level.


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The Peace Negotiations - Robert Lansing

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America — Volume 2 artwork Democracy in America — Volume 2
Alexis de Tocqueville
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 15 April 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a classic work on the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses as seen from a European point of view. It is also regarded as a pioneering work of sociology.


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Democracy in America — Volume 2 - Alexis de Tocqueville

Henry Sumner Maine - Ancient Law artwork Ancient Law
Henry Sumner Maine
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the ancient world, individuals were tightly bound by status to traditional groups; but in the modern world, individuals are free to make contracts and form associations with whomever they choose.


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Ancient Law - Henry Sumner Maine

John Stuart Mill - Considerations on Representative Government artwork Considerations on Representative Government
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The classic liberal philosopher of nineteenth century England, John Stuart Mill, used Considerations on Representative Government to call for reforms to Parliament and voting, calling for proportional representation, the Single Transferable Vote, and the extension of suffrage. Mill was a renowned political theorist and economist, a Member of Parliament, and one of the greatest advocates utilitarianism.


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Considerations on Representative Government - John Stuart Mill

Jack London - War of the Classes artwork War of the Classes
Jack London
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is described the struggle for survival by the working class in his day and age.


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War of the Classes - Jack London

Joseph Warren Keifer - Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 artwork Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2
Joseph Warren Keifer
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Political History of Slavery in the United States, Together With a Narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War In Which the Author Took Part. 1861-1865.


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Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 - Joseph Warren Keifer

James Allen Smith - The Spirit of American Government artwork The Spirit of American Government
James Allen Smith
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Through this book the author challenges common assumptions; his work marks initiation of the "progressive movement" leading to modern liberalism (as opposed to classical liberalism); he has some exceptional insights on changes in production between early and modern (1907) capitalistic systems (emancipation was for him a business-driven cost savings, as hiring freed labor was cheaper than buying slaves and housing them) and his arguments against the Founders.


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The Spirit of American Government - James Allen Smith

Friedrich Engels - The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 artwork The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844
Friedrich Engels
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 04 August 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.


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The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 - Friedrich Engels

Alexis de Tocqueville - American Institutions and Their Influence artwork American Institutions and Their Influence
Alexis de Tocqueville
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 15 April 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience.


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American Institutions and Their Influence - Alexis de Tocqueville

Frédéric Bastiat - Sophisms of the Protectionists artwork Sophisms of the Protectionists
Frédéric Bastiat
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various applications, against fallacious arguments promoting the "Protection" of industries to the detriment of consumers and society.


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Sophisms of the Protectionists - Frédéric Bastiat

Harold Spender - Home Rule artwork Home Rule
Harold Spender
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the story of Home Rule session that includes the political ideologies and other political significance regarding the Home Rule session.


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Home Rule - Harold Spender

Theodore Roosevelt - Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents artwork Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Theodore Roosevelt
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 06 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an eleven-volume series of tomes comprising proclamations, special messages, and inauguration speeches from several presidents throughout United States history.


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Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt

John Greenleaf Whittier - Reform and Politics, Part 2, from Volume VII, artwork Reform and Politics, Part 2, from Volume VII,
John Greenleaf Whittier
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 06 September 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about political reforms written by John Greenleaf Whittier. It unfolds the political significance as offered by the author as the contribution in the political reformation.


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Reform and Politics, Part 2, from Volume VII, - John Greenleaf Whittier

Orestes Augustus Brownson - The American Republic artwork The American Republic
Constitution, tendencies and destiny
Orestes Augustus Brownson
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book was written at the end of the American Civil War, apparently finished sometime after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  It offers a commentary on the American experiment, an explanation of the reasons (right or wrong) that both the North and the South had for waging this war, and hope for the future. The author expresses that hope through a belief in the certain destiny of nations, in particular that of the United States.


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The American Republic - Orestes Augustus Brownson

Anthony Trollope - Phineas Finn artwork Phineas Finn
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Phineas Finn, the handsome Irishman, is equally successful at scaling the political ladder and gaining the affection of influential women. As he makes his precarious way in parliament he discovers how far principles must be sacrificed to the common cause, and how essential money is to political progress. Set during the turbulent passage of the second Reform Act of 1867, the novel paints a vivid picture of the compromises and tactics of daily political life. Loss of independence is felt just as keenly by Lady Laura and Violet Effingham, whose choice of marriage partner will determine their future freedom as much as their happiness. With politics and the personal so closely entwined, Phineas faces an act of conscience that will have a profound effect on his life. , Phineas Finn's engaging plot embraces matters as diverse as reform, the position of women, the Irish question, and the conflict between integrity and ambition.


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Phineas Finn - Anthony Trollope

John Graham Brooks - The Conflict between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship artwork The Conflict between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship
John Graham Brooks
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1938
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This commanding policy for future as well as for present interests, for the entire people as well as for the few, has been stated in its integrity in two messages from President Roosevelt. Men may differ about the Philippines; about our military and naval ambition; about nature-fakirs and race-suicide; but about the ordered and constructive purpose to curb the abuses of our ill-regulated private monopolies, there should be no disagreement among sane and disinterested men. No one has ever yet shown genius enough to do disagreeable duties agreeably to all men. To the end of time, if we ourselves are inconvenienced, we shall probably say: "Of course this thing ought to be done, —but it should be done in some other[Pg 34] way".


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The Conflict between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship - John Graham Brooks

John Holladay Latane - From Isolation to Leadership, Revised artwork From Isolation to Leadership, Revised
John Holladay Latane
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book relates with the political significance of United States. It indulges with the origin of policy of isolation, formulation of the Monroe doctrine and various other foreign policies that relates with emergence of United States a great world power.


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From Isolation to Leadership, Revised - John Holladay Latane

William Apess - Indian Nullification of the Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Marshpee Tribe artwork Indian Nullification of the Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Marshpee Tribe
William Apess
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

I endeavored to show them how much more useful they might be to themselves and the world if they would but try to educate themselves, and of the respect they would gain by it. Then, addressing the throne of grace, I besought the Lord to have mercy on them and relieve them from the oppressions under which they laboured. Here Mr. Fish cautioned me not to say any thing about oppression, that being, he said, the very thing that made them discontented. They thought themselves oppressed, he observed, but such was not the case. They had already quite liberty enough. I suggested to him the propriety of granting them the privileges enjoyed by the whites about them; but he said that that would never do, as they would immediately part with all their lands.


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Indian Nullification of the Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Marshpee Tribe - William Apess

Francis Haverfield - Ancient Town-Planning artwork Ancient Town-Planning
Francis Haverfield
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is Ancient Town-Planning. The original lecture was written as a scholar's contribution to a modern movement. It looked on town planning as one of those new methods of social reform, which stand in somewhat sharp contrast with the usual aims of political parties and parliaments. The latter concern mainly the outward and public life of men as fellow-citizens in a state they involve such problems as Home Rule Disestablishment Protection. The newer ideals centre round the daily life of human beings in their domestic environment. Men and women or rather women and men have begun to demand that the health and housing and food and comfort of mankind and much else that not long ago seemed to lie outside the scope of legislation should be treated with as close attention and logic and intelligence as any of the older and more conventional problems of politicians. They will not leave even the tubes of babies' feeding-bottles to an off-hand opportunism.


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Ancient Town-Planning - Francis Haverfield

商鞅 - 商君書 artwork 商君書
商鞅
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 23 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

孝公平畫,公孫鞅、甘龍、杜摯三大夫御於君,慮世事之變,討正法之本,求使民之道。 君曰:「代立不忘社稷,君之道也;錯法務明主長,臣之行也。今吾欲變法以治,更禮以教百姓,恐天下之議我也。」 公孫鞅曰:「臣聞之,『疑行無成,疑事無功,』君亟定變法之慮,殆無顧天下之議之也。且夫有高人之行者,固見負於世;有獨知之慮者,必見訾於民。語曰:『愚者闇於成事,知者見於未萌。民不可與慮始,而可與樂成。』郭偃之法曰:『論至德者,不和於俗;成大功者,不謀於眾。』法者,所以愛民也;禮者,所以便事也。是以聖人苟可以強國,不法其故;苟可以利民,不循其禮。」


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商君書 - 商鞅

Edward Law Ellenborough - A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II artwork A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II
Edward Law Ellenborough
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 12 December 1818
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Duke of Wellington wrote to the King to ask if he had any objection to raising the galleries. He had none. So we sent for Sir T. Tyrwhit, and had him at the Cabinet dinner to ask him whether he could fix the galleries by four to-morrow. He said No. So we must do as we can.


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A Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II - Edward Law Ellenborough

Carl von Clausewitz - On War — Volume 1 artwork On War — Volume 1
Carl von Clausewitz
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1830
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war.


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On War — Volume 1 - Carl von Clausewitz

Thomas Robert Malthus - Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country artwork Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country
Thomas Robert Malthus
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A revision of the corn laws, it is understood, is immediately to come under the consideration of the legislature. That the decision on such a subject, should be founded on a correct and enlightened view of the whole question, will be allowed to be of the utmost importance, both with regard to the stability of the measures to be adopted, and the effects to be expected from them.


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Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country - Thomas Robert Malthus


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