Our Industrial Utopia and Its Unhappy Citizens David Hilton Wheeler

ISBN: 9781230235646

Published: September 12th 2013

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84 pages


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Our Industrial Utopia and Its Unhappy Citizens  by  David Hilton Wheeler

Our Industrial Utopia and Its Unhappy Citizens by David Hilton Wheeler
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 84 pages | ISBN: 9781230235646 | 6.46 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII.MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. GOVERNMENT IN UTOPIA. I. HE unhappy Utopians are advised by philan J-thropic people, more or less professionally philanthropic, that all their sorrow can be cheaply and swiftly converted into joy by more or less radical reforms in government.

In considering these reforms we will begin with the most radical of all, with the anarchist who advises us to reform thoroughly by reforming government out of existence. In this modern world of ours, we have to exchange greetings with ideas, theories and systems with which we have no sympathy.

They concern science, philosophy and religion- and in our several orders we comprehend the notions we reject, and explain to ourselves the genesis of the unreasonableness of our friends the enemy. Even in the field of politics we comprehend, or think we do, the people whose vagaries would trouble us if we thought them likely to prevail. But there is one exception. While we understand a fatalist, an atheist, a utilitarian, a socialist, and many more with whom we have no sympathy, we do not in the least comprehend an anarchist.

A collectivist who seeks to abolish private property, is to us an absurd person or a dreamer. But we know what he wants and why he wants it. We can trace the growth of his ideas backwards for a century, and we can understand his argument, while we see clearly that he has left human nature out of his system. But the anarchist is a new creature, a strange creature- and why he wishes to destroy all governments, and how he acquired that desire, we do not understand.

Until very recently this creature perplexed the author more than all the rest of his fellow men. He seems a prodigious evolution out of some unknown environment. One reads Russian history without obtaining a hint...



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