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Part 2 of 2: The Rise of the New Anarchists

During the 188Os, when anarchists and socialists were particularly active in the old unions, the American labor movement was an inspiration to the workers of the world. 1,817 more words

Economic Inequality

What is happiness?...

«Happiness signifies a gratified state of all the faculties. The gratification of a faculty is produced by its exercises. To be agreeable that exercise must be proportionate to the power of the faculty: if it is insufficient discontent arises, and its excess produces weariness. 105 more words

Thoughts

Herbert Spencer

” If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves? If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making?

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Social Statics: The Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, and The First of Them Developed

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Spencer’s first major work of political philosophy in which he attempts to lay the basis for a limited state on a rigorous development of a doctrine of natural rights. 372 more words

Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer

” The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.”

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