Principles of Western Civilisation

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Macmillan, 1902 - Civilization - 538 pages
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The close of an era.--The shifting of the centre of significance in the evolutionary hypothesis. The principle of projected efficiency.--The position in modern thought.--The phenomenon of western liberalism.--The problem.--The ascendency of the present.--The passing of the present under the control of the future.--The development of the great antinomy in western history.--The modern world-conflict.--Towards the future.
 

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Page 512 - In Congress, July 4, 1776 The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires...
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