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My feelings on certain subjects within the political sphere are subject to the full range of emotions from rage to apathy, from bleak pessimism to a dire need to do 342 more words
This is an idea put forward by James Bryce, a British observer of the United States, in 1889:
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This tendency to acquiescence and submission, this sense of the insignificance of individual effort, this belief that the affairs of men are swayed by large forces whose movement may be studied but cannot be turned, I have ventured to call the fatalism of the multitude.