Freedom and Organisation, 1814-1914

Freedom and Organisation, 1814-1914

by Bertrand Russell
     
 

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'The purpose of this book is to trace the opposition and interaction of two main causes of change in the Nineteenth century: the belief in freedom which was common to Liberals and Radicals, and the necessity for organization which arose through industrial and scientific technique.' - Bertrand Russell
A revealing account by one of the

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'The purpose of this book is to trace the opposition and interaction of two main causes of change in the Nineteenth century: the belief in freedom which was common to Liberals and Radicals, and the necessity for organization which arose through industrial and scientific technique.' - Bertrand Russell
A revealing account by one of the twentieth century's greatest minds, charting the struggle between two determining forces in nineteenth century history: freedom and control.
Russell's text sweeps from the defeat of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna to the lead up to the First World War. It is full of lively portraits, including Malthus, Mill, Bentham and Marx. Russell examines the founding of democracy in America and the struggle with slavery, and brings to life the ideas of Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln.

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One of the great minds of the 20th century traces the causes of political change during the period 1814-1914, focusing on economic considerations, political theory, and key figures. According to the 1934 preface by the author, "The purpose of this book is to trace the opposition and interaction of two main causes of change in the 19th century: the belief in FREEDOM which was common to Liberals and Radicals, and the necessity for ORGANIZATION which arose through industrial and scientific technique." The author discusses the ideas of individuals including Malthus, Marx, and Engels, and examines democracy in England, Jeffersonian democracy in America, and the economic development of the German empire. First published in 1934 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781135642518
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
915,809
File size:
937 KB

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