This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 Excerpt: ...every government must be mixed; and, he might have added, mixed not of any two, but of all the three forms. It follows necessarily, from his ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 Excerpt: ...every government must be mixed; and, he might have added, mixed not of any two, but of all the three forms. It follows necessarily, from his explanation, that there are no simple governments, that all governments are mixed, and that all governments are at the same time monarchies, aristocracies, and democracies; which of course implies that they are at the same time monarchies and republics. To call this a classification of governments is therefore not less an abuse of language, than to call the offence of one man a conspiracy; it is, in effect, a denial of all _classification, an abolition of all distinction_b--efween different classes of govem-ments, which are thus joined together in one undistinguished heap. No government can differ from another in being a monarchy, an aristo-cracy, or a democracy, inasmuch as those names are common to all governments. There is no doubt that this system effectually removes the ambiguity, and explains the distinctions of the terms in question, by_d_estroying both their signification and their difference; but whether the political 'vocabulary would be benefited by discarding as senseless those much used and much abused words without an attempt to turn them to some purpose, whether science would be advanced by this summary method of cut-ting, rather than of unloosing the knot, is very questionable. The weapons of political reasoning may be blunt and shapeless, and of uncertain employment; but is it not more advisable to sharpen and repair them, and to ascertain their uses, than to reject them, in the lump, as worthless lumber T No classification of governments can be ser-viceable which turns on moral influences, not on the construction of the sovereign body, or some permanent attribute of the established constitution....
Very good, no DJ. 8vo xxxii and 264 pages plus 69 pages of Preface and Introduction. A facsimile of the 1832 text with Preface and Introductory essay by Charles Frederick Mullett. red marbled boards binding with cloth spine.
Near Fine. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" "A Facsimile of the 1832 text with Preface and Introductory Essay by Charles Frederick Mullett." Bottom edges of boards worn; otherwise, little sign of wear to boards or pages. Clean, flat and tightly bound. 264pp. (incl. index).
Near Fine/Near Fine. Columbia. Facsimile of the 1832 Text. Red marbled paper covered boards with red leatherette spine and gilt decoration. Owners name on front endpaper. Glassine Dj. Brown insert information sheet about the book included. 8.75 X 6 with 264 pp.
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