• Ethics,  Philosophy,  Political,  politics

    The government of man; an introduction to ethics and politics PDF book (1913) by George Sidney Brett

    Download The government of man; an introduction to ethics and politics PDF book (1913) by George Sidney Brett. Excerpt:  The life of the individual is a series of events more or less capable of becoming a system. As a rule, the life of the child is less organized than that of the adult, and maturity is the period of greatest organization. There are, of course, many different types of organization: in some cases, a high degree of concentration upon a single idea or purpose will produce an exact adjustment of every other part of the person’s life to this one end; and this may occur very early in life.  Still,…

  • Economy,  Paternalism,  Political,  politics

    The menace of Paternalism by Otto Hermann Kahn PDF book (1918)

    The menace of Paternalism by Otto Hermann  Kahn PDF book An address before the Convention of The American Bankers Association Chicago, September 27, 1918Paternalism is an action that limits a person’s or group’s liberty or autonomy and is intended to promote their own good. Paternalism can also imply that the behavior is against or regardless of the will of a person, or also that the behavior expresses an attitude of superiority. [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Classic Books,  Niccolo Machiavelli,  Political

    The Prince, and other pieces; ( 1883) by Niccolò Machiavelli Translated by Henry Morley

    The Prince, and other pieces; ( 1883) by Niccolò  Machiavelli Translated by Henry Morley NICOLO MACHIAVELLI is one of the three great writers produced by Italy in the sixteenth century Machiavelli, Ariosto, Tasso. He died in 1527, at the age of fifty-eight. Ariosto, who was five years younger, died six years later, at the age of fifty-nine. But Tasso was not born until eleven years after Ariosto s death. Machiavelli’s ” Prince” was finished in 1513, and Ariosto was then writing his “Orlando Furioso,” of which he published, after eleven years of work upon it, forty cantos in 1515. Each writer was a master of style; Machiavelli remains to this…

  • Dictatorship,  History,  Political

    Dictatorship, Its History and Theory PDF book (1939) by Alfred Cobban

    Dictatorship, Its History and Theory PDF book (1939) by Alfred Cobban The aim of this book is to make a general survey of dictatorship, taking into consideration both its theoretical sources and its actual historical development, analyzing its principles as they can be observed in, operation, and indicating its prospects so far as they can be deduced from experience. For comparison, an appendix has been added on medieval and classical tyranny, though for practical reasons I have preferred the term dictatorships which is now generally used, rather than the strictly more correct tyranny. The plan of the book can, I hope, easily be grasped from the section headings, so of…

  • Ancient Rome,  History,  Political,  Roman Empire

    Seven Roman Statesmen of the later republic (1902): The Gracchi. Sulla. Crassus. Cato. Pompey. Cæsar

    Seven Roman Statesmen of the later republic: The Gracchi. Sulla. Crassus. Cato. Pompey. Cæsar by Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman (1902) Excerpt There are several general histories of the decline and fall of the Boman Republic, dealing with its political and constitutional aspects. This little book is not a history, hut a series of studies of the leading men of the century, intended to show the importance of the personal element in those miserable days of storm and stress. It is thus, I think, that their true meaning is best brought out. It is a pleasant duty to express the gratitude which I owe to my friend Mr. J. Wells,…

  • Classic Books,  Editor's Picks,  Niccolo Machiavelli,  Philosophy,  Political

    Il principe by Niccolo Machiavelli (1891) PDF (Laurence Arthur Burd edition)

    Il principe by Niccolo Machiavelli (1891) PDF edited by  Laurence Arthur Burd One of the most famous political books in history. this book is not evil or good. it is just real. It contains realistic advice for good and bad people. the book is old but human nature, unfortunately, did not change. Excerpt from the introduction: The present edition of The Prince is mainly intended for the use of those who are not already familiar with Machiavelli’s life and writings.  Though it deals nominally with The Prince alone, it is hoped that it may prove useful as a foundation for more extended study, and as a general introduction to Machiavelli’s…

  • Political,  Sociology

    Political man: the social bases of politics by Seymour Martin Lipset (1960) PDF book

    Political man: the social bases of politics by Seymour Martin Lipset (1960) PDF book Excerpt from the author’s introduction:This book is intended for a number of audiences: people generally interested in politics, academic analysts, students, and practitioners. Some readers -will be predominantly concerned with the causes and consequences of political behavior; others, with the theoretical and methodological problems of the academic discipline. I trust that both groups will be satisfied by the package presented here: some of the methodological discussions have been placed in appendixes to chapters (see Chapters II and XII), so that those less interested in such matters may skip them. The main problem with which this book…

  • Communism,  Philosophy,  Political,  Robert Owen,  Socialism

    The book of the new moral world (1836) by Robert Owen (Socialism) PDF book

    The book of the new moral world (1836) by Robert Owen (Socialism) PDF book Robert Owen, a Welsh textile manufacturer, philanthropist, and social reformer was one founder of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. He is known for efforts to improve factory working conditions for his workers and promote experimental socialistic communities Society has emanated from fundamental errors of the imagination, and all the institutions and social arrangements of man over the world have been based on these errors. Society is, therefore, through all its ramifications, artificial and corrupt, and, in consequence, ignorance, falsehood, and grave folly alone govern all the affairs of mankind. Under your reign, Sire, the change…

  • Fascism,  Militarism,  Philosophy,  Political

    Militarism (1917) PDF book by Karl Paul Liebknecht,

    Download Militarism (1917) PDF book  by Karl Paul Liebknecht This book, which is now presented to American readers for the first time, has a unique history and forms a vital part of Liebknecht’s long struggle against militarism. In September 1906, Dr. Karl Liebknecht, the author, delivered a lecture on “Militarism” at a conference of young people in Germany. The revised lecture was published in book form and the most important portions appear in the following pages. For some time, the German authorities paid little heed to it, and it was not until April 23, 1907, that the book was confiscated and the author charged with treason. Liebknecht’s trial began on…

  • Nationalism,  Patriotism,  Philosophy,  Political,  Rationalism

    The Illusion of National Character PDF book (1947) by Hamilton Fyfe

    The Illusion of National Character PDF book  (1947)  by Hamilton Fyfe Excerpt: What does the word ” nation ” mean? To what extent are speakers and writers justified in talking of a nation as a person?. In what sense can a nation be described as having a will, or national interests ? . . .The nation is only one of several dozens of rich and resonant words which are ordinarily accepted without a thought, but which it is essential if we would think clearly, that we should subject to the most searching analysis. Aldous Huxley in ” Ends and Means.” As we look back and try to pierce the mists…