Lebanon politics books, current events
Lebanon politics books, current events

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From Isolation to Leadership, Revised - John Holladay Latane

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

It has since been recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.


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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

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
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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

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

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

John Locke - Second Treatise of Government artwork Second Treatise of Government
John Locke
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 27 October 1704
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the state of nature, natural law governs behavior, and each person has license to execute that law against someone who wrongs them by infringing on their rights. People take what they need from the earth, but hoard just enough to cover their needs. Eventually, people begin to trade their excess goods with each other, until they develop a common currency for barter, or money.


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Second Treatise of Government - John Locke

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
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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

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

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

Friedrich Schiller - The Thirty Years War — Complete artwork The Thirty Years War — Complete
Friedrich Schiller
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 08 May 1805
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The History of the Thirty Years War is a five volume work, which followed his very successful History of the Revolt of the Netherlands. Written for a wider audience than Revolt, it is a vivid history, colored by Schiller’s own interest in the question of human freedom and his rationalist optimism. Volume 1 covers the background of the war, through the Battle of Prague in late 1620.


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The Thirty Years War — Complete - Friedrich Schiller

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

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

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

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

Benjamin Rumford - Essays; Political, Economical, and Philosophical — Volume 1 artwork Essays; Political, Economical, and Philosophical — Volume 1
Benjamin Rumford
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 20 August 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is Essays; Political, Economical, and Philosophical. Knight of the orders of the white eagle, and St. Atanislaus; Chamberlain, Privy Counsellor of State, and Lieutenant General in the Service of his Most Serene Highness the Elector Palatine, Reigning Duke of Bavaria; Colonel of his Regiment of Artillery, and Commander in Chief of the General Staff of his Army; F. R. S. Acad. R Hiber. Berol. Elec. Boicoe. Palat. et Amer. Soc. First Essay An account of an Establishment for the Poor at Munich. Second Essay On the Fundamental Principles on which General Establishments for the Relief of the Poor may be formed in all Countries hird Essay Of Food and Particularly of Feeding the Poor. Fourth Essay Of Chimney Fire places with proposals for improving them to save Fuel; to render dwelling houses more Comfortable and Salubrious, and effectually to prevent Chimnies from Smoking. Fifth Essay A Short Account of several public institutions lately formed in Bavaria. together with the Appendix to the First Volume.


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Essays; Political, Economical, and Philosophical — Volume 1 - Benjamin Rumford

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

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

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

C. B. Clarke - Speculations from Political Economy artwork Speculations from Political Economy
C. B. Clarke
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The following nine articles are Speculations, by no means altogether recommendations. They are from Political Economy, i. e. they have nearly all of them been suggested by considering mere propositions of Political Economy. Some of them are old, or given me by friends: some are, I believe, new: these many persons will set aside as unpractical or impracticable, as that is the approved word by which people indicate that an idea is new to them. The topics of the nine articles have been largely taken from those now under political discussion, but they can hardly be called ephemeral; and, though they do not form a treatise, they will hardly be called disconnected. As they are speculations, no trouble has been taken to work out suggestions in detail, or give the shillings and pence correctly.


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Speculations from Political Economy - C. B. Clarke

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

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

Catharine Esther Beecher - A Treatise on Domestic Economy artwork A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catharine Esther Beecher
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author of this work was led to attempt it, by discovering, in her extensive travels, the deplorable sufferings of multitudes of young wives and mothers, from the combined influence of poor health, poor domestics, and a defective domestic education. The number of young women whose health is crushed, ere the first few years of married life are past, would seem incredible to one who has not investigated this subject, and it would be vain to attempt to depict the sorrow, discouragement, and distress experienced in most families where the wife and mother is a perpetual invalid..


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A Treatise on Domestic Economy - Catharine Esther Beecher

George Gordon Byron - The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3 artwork The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3
George Gordon Byron
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1823
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The present volume contains the six metrical tales which were composed within the years 1812 and 1815, the Hebrew Melodies, and the minor poems of 1809-1816. With the exception of the first fifteen poems (1809-1811)—Chansons de Voyage, as they might be called—the volume as a whole was produced on English soil. Beginning with the Giaour; which followed in the wake of Childe Harold and shared its triumph, and ending with the ill-omened Domestic Pieces, or Poems of the Separation, the poems which Byron wrote in his own country synchronize with his popularity as a poet by the acclaim and suffrages of his own countrymen. His greatest work, by which his lasting fame has been established, and by which his relative merits as a great poet will be judged in the future, was yet to come; but the work which made his name, which is stamped with his sign-manual, and which has come to be regarded as distinctively and characteristically Byronic, preceded maturity and achievement.


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The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3 - George Gordon Byron

George Edward Woodberry - Heart of Man artwork Heart of Man
George Edward Woodberry
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
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Every man was once a boy. And every little has dreams, big dreams, dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty. But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man? Without listening to what is said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are. . . bored. John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic, Wild at Heart, and in it invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. And he invites women to discover the secret of a man’s soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer. John Eldredge is the director of Ransomed Heart.


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Heart of Man - George Edward Woodberry

Henry Adams - Democracy, an American novel artwork Democracy, an American novel
Henry Adams
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Democracy is a novel about political power, its acquisition, use and abuse. It is set at the beginning of a new administration, with the election campaign just over and the new President of the United States just having been elected. However, all the characters depicted are entirely fictitious.


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Democracy, an American novel - Henry Adams

Edmund Burke - Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches, etc. artwork Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches, etc.
Edmund Burke
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1796
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an undertaking of some degree of delicacy to examine into the cause of public disorders.   If a man happens not to succeed in such an inquiry, he will be thought weak and visionary; if he touches the true grievance, there is a danger that he may come near to persons of weight and consequence, who will rather be exasperated at the discovery of their errors than thankful for the occasion of correcting them. It also includes speeches and essays on political issues.


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Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches, etc. - Edmund Burke

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

Charles Babbage - On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures artwork On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures
Charles Babbage
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Babbage published On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (1832), on the organisation of industrial production. It was an influential early work of operational research.


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On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures - Charles Babbage

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

Daniel Defoe - Atalantis Major artwork Atalantis Major
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 17 October 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Atalantis Major is a thinly veiled allegory describing the November 1710 election of the representative Scottish peers. The circumstances which surrounded this election were produced by the outcome of the previous month's General Election—a landslide for the Tories—and, to understand these circumstances, the impact of that Tory victory must be seen within the context of the political events of 1710.


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Atalantis Major - Daniel Defoe

Clinton Wallace Gilbert - The Mirrors of Washington artwork The Mirrors of Washington
Clinton Wallace Gilbert
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Every time we elect a new President we learn what a various creature is the Typical American. When Mr. Roosevelt was in the White House the Typical American was gay, robustious, full of the joy of living, an expansive spirit from the frontier, a picaresque twentieth century middle class Cavalier. He hit the line hard and did not flinch. And his laugh shook the skies. Came Wilson. And the Typical American was troubled about his soul. Rooted firmly in the church-going past, he carried the banner of the Lord, Democracy, idealistic, bent on perfecting that old incorrigible Man, he cuts off the right hand that offends him and votes for prohibition and woman suffrage, a Round Head in a Ford.


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The Mirrors of Washington - Clinton Wallace Gilbert

Friedrich Schiller - The Thirty Years War — Volume 01 artwork The Thirty Years War — Volume 01
Friedrich Schiller
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 08 May 1805
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a vivid history, colored by Schiller’s own interest in the question of human freedom and his rationalist optimism. Volume 1 covers the background of the war, through the Battle of Prague in late 1620.


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The Thirty Years War — Volume 01 - Friedrich Schiller

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

Daniel Defoe - The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.) artwork The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 24 December 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Published in 1726, The Complete English Tradesman is an example of Defoe's political works. He discusses the role of the tradesman in England in comparison to tradesmen internationally, arguing that the British system of trade is far superior. He also implies that trade is the backbone of the British economy: "estate's a pond, but trade's a spring". He praises the practicality of trade not only within the economy but the social stratification as well. Most of the British gentry, he argues is at one time or another inextricably linked with the institution of trade, either through personal experience, marriage, or genealogy. Oftentimes younger members of noble families entered into trade. Marriage to a tradesmen's daughter by a nobleman was also common. Overall Defoe demonstrated a high respect for tradesmen, being one himself. Not only does Defoe elevate individual British tradesmen to the level of gentleman, but he praises the entirety of British trade as a superior system. Trade, Defoe argues is a much better catalyst for social and economic change than war. He states the through imperialism and trade expansion the British empire is able to "increase commerce at home" through job creation and increased consumption. He states that increased consumption, by laws of supply and demand, increases production and in turn raises wages for the poor therefore lifting part of British society further out of poverty.


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The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.) - Daniel Defoe

Thomas Paine - Writings of Thomas Paine — Volume 2 (1779-1792): the Rights of Man artwork Writings of Thomas Paine — Volume 2 (1779-1792): the Rights of Man
Thomas Paine
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1808
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor, and intellectual. He lived and worked in Britain until age 37, when he emigrated to the British American colonies, in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contribution was the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis (1776- 1783), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. Later, he greatly influenced the French Revolution. He wrote the Rights of Man (1791), a guide to Enlightenment ideas. Despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention in 1792. The Girondists regarded him as an ally, so, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy. In December of 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794. He became notorious because of The Age of Reason (1793-94), the book advocating deism and arguing against Christian doctrines. In France, he also wrote the pamphlet Agrarian Justice (1795), discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income.


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Writings of Thomas Paine — Volume 2 (1779-1792): the Rights of Man - Thomas Paine

Jules-Paul Tardivel - Pour la patrie artwork Pour la patrie
Jules-Paul Tardivel
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Pour la Patrie is a futuristic roman à clef written in the 1890s by Jules-Paul Tardivel. The book is about a francophone ville uncovering an Anglo-Saxon masonic conjure. [clarification needed]. The book is futuristic, anticipating things like the fax-machine and biological warfare. In the 1890s, he wrote a futuristic roman à clef about Canadian politics called Pour la Patrie (translated into English the 1970s as For My Country). In it, he accused John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, of being a Freemason who conspired with the devil to oppress Quebec and crush the French language.


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Pour la patrie - Jules-Paul Tardivel

Robert Green Ingersoll - Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I artwork Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I
Robert Green Ingersoll
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 20 July 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book describes a collection of lectures delivered by the Civil War veteran, American political leader and orator noted for his defence of agnosticism.


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Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Alexander Campbell - General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada artwork General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada
Alexander Campbell
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains instructions for post Office Inspectors in canada written by Alexander Campbell.


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General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada - Alexander Campbell

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

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

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

Archibald MacMechan - The Winning of Popular Government artwork The Winning of Popular Government
Archibald MacMechan
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Winning of Popular Government is a Political Book. The curious sightseer in modern Toronto, conducted through the well-kept, endless avenues of handsome dwellings which are that city's pride, might be surprised to learn that at the northern end of the street which cuts the city in two halves, east and west, bands of armed Canadians met in battle less than a century ago. If he continued his travels to Montreal, he might be told, at a certain point, 'Here stood the Parliament Buildings, when our city was the capital of the country; and here a governor-general of Canada was mobbed, pelted with rotten eggs and stones, and narrowly escaped with his life'. And if the intelligent traveller asked the reason for such scenes, where now all is peace, the answer might be given in one word—Politics. To the young, politics seems rather a stupid {2} sort of game played by the bald and obese middle-aged, for very high stakes, and governed by no rules that any player is bound to respect. Between the rival teams no difference is observable, save that one enjoys the sweets of office and the mouth of the other is watering for them. But this is, of course, the hasty judgment of uncharitable youth. The struggle between political parties in Canada arose in the past from a difference in political principles. It was a difference that could be defined; it could be put into plain words. On the one side and the other the guiding ideas could be formulated; they could be defended and they could be attacked in logical debate. Sometimes it might pass the wit of man to explain the difference between the Ins and the Outs. Sometimes politics may be a game; but often it has been a battle. In support of their political principles the strongest passions of men have been aroused, and their deepest convictions of right and wrong. The things by which men live, their religious creeds, their pride of race, have been enlisted on the one side and the other. This is true of Canadian politics.


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The Winning of Popular Government - Archibald MacMechan

William Graham Sumner - What Social Classes Owe to Each Other artwork What Social Classes Owe to Each Other
William Graham Sumner
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 11 April 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book, Sumner expresses the classical Social Darwinist theory (the rights of the individual over that of the state) of the late 19th century. It was published in 1883.


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What Social Classes Owe to Each Other - William Graham Sumner

Jonathan Swift - The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07 artwork The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07
Jonathan Swift
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1744
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a essay book. There is not any thing which contributes more to the reputation of particular persons, or to the honour of a nation in general, than erecting and endowing proper edifices, for the reception of those who labour under different kinds of distress. The diseased and unfortunate are thereby delivered from the misery of wanting assistance; and others are delivered from the misery of beholding them. It is certain, that the genius of the people of England is strongly turned to public charities; and to so noble a degree, that almost in every part of this great and opulent city, and also in many of the adjacent villages, we meet with a great variety of hospitals, supported by the generous contributions of private families, as well as by the liberality of the public. Some for seamen worn out in the service of their country, and others for infirm disabled soldiers; some for the maintenance of tradesmen decayed, and others for their widows and orphans; some for the service of those who linger under tedious distempers, and others for such as are deprived of their reason.


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The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07 - Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift - The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. — Volume 09 artwork The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. — Volume 09
Jonathan Swift
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 18 October 1745
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a essay book. It must always remain to a great extent a matter of conjecture as to the exact authorship of 'The Tatler' papers. In the preface to the fourth volume the authorship of a very few of the articles was admitted. Peter Wentworth wrote to his brother, Lord Raby, on May 9th, 1709, saying the Tatlers 'are writ by a club of wits, who make it their business to pick up all the merry stories they can. Three of the authors are guessed at, viz:. Swift, Yalden, and Steele' ('Wentworth Papers', 85). Swift’s first recognized prose contribution to 'The Tatler' was in No. 32 (June 23rd), and he continued from time to time, as the following reprint will show, to assist his friend; but, unfortunately, party politics separated the two, and Swift retired from the venture.


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The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. — Volume 09 - Jonathan Swift

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

George Saintsbury - Political Pamphlets artwork Political Pamphlets
George Saintsbury
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 03 November 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a collection, in separate volumes, partly of extracts from long books, partly of short pieces, by the same writer, on the same subject, or of the same class.


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Political Pamphlets - George Saintsbury

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America — Volume 1 artwork Democracy in America — Volume 1
Alexis de Tocqueville
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 15 April 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Out of Alex de Tocqueville's travels through the U.S. in the 1830's came an insightful study of a young democracy and its institutions. This edition presents Tocqueville's original text. Footnotes, bibliography. In 1831, the then twenty-seven year old Alexis de Tocqueville, was sent with Gustave de Beaumont to America by the French Government to study and make a report on the American prison system. Over a period of nine months the two traveled all over America making notes not only on the prison systems but on all aspects of American society and government.


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Democracy in America — Volume 1 - Alexis de Tocqueville

Frederick Temple - The Relations Between Religion and Science artwork The Relations Between Religion and Science
Frederick Temple
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author in this book talks abiuyt the doctrine of Evolution and says that it is in no sense whatever antagonistic to the teachings of Religion.


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The Relations Between Religion and Science - Frederick Temple

Thomas Jefferson - Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1 artwork Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1
Thomas Jefferson
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 03 July 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Memoir will be considered not a little enriched by the Debates in Congress, on the great question of Independence, as they were taken down by Mr. Jefferson at the time, and which, though in a compressed form, present the substance of what passed on that memorable occasion.


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Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1 - Thomas Jefferson

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

Frederick Spencer Hamilton - Here, There and Everywhere artwork Here, There and Everywhere
Frederick Spencer Hamilton
Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an essay book. An irresistible raconteur, the quintessence of the polished gentleman of the world is this famous diplomat, so well beloved for his 'The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday' and 'The Days Before Yesterday'. He is at his best in these random recollections of the gayest and most interesting capitals of the world.


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Here, There and Everywhere - Frederick Spencer Hamilton

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

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.


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