On Civil Liberty and Self-government
Lawbook Exchange, Limited, 2001 - 629 páginas
Widely read and used as a political science textbook, this is the best known of Lieber's work. He was a prominent political philosopher who helped lay the foundation for the study of political science in the United States. Renowned for his theory of civil liberty presented here, which combined an appreciation for the English concept of decentralized political institutions with the German idea of an overall national purpose, he bridged the intellectual gap between Europe and America. Enlarged edition in one volume, having first been published in two volumes in 1853. xiv, 629 pp.
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It does not trust the amiable weaknesses of human nature , and therefore it will
not permit power to overstep its prescribed limits , though benevolence , good
intent and patriotic purpose come along with it . Neither does it satisfy itself with ...
Humanity itself must be stung ; an element in man's very nature must be offended
, so that the most patient cannot endure the oppression any longer . We find ,
therefore , that innumerable popular risings against foreign despots , in antiquity
The senatus consultum next invests Louis Napoleon with the right to adopt an
heir , in default of a direct successor . Adoption , which is a common right in
private families , cannot be an exception in dynastic families ; for , when no
natural heir ...
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DEFINITIONS OF LIBERTY
THE MEANING OF CIVIL LIBERTY
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