Thoughts Among the Ruins: Collected Essays on Europe and Beyond

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Transaction Publishers, 1973 - 492 pages

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Contents

IV
3
V
29
VI
53
VII
69
VIII
83
IX
90
X
96
XI
104
XXX
234
XXXI
247
XXXII
255
XXXIII
257
XXXIV
275
XXXV
294
XXXVI
300
XXXVII
309

XII
111
XIII
115
XIV
117
XV
128
XVI
134
XVII
150
XVIII
156
XIX
163
XX
173
XXI
175
XXII
192
XXIII
200
XXIV
206
XXV
213
XXVI
218
XXVII
221
XXVIII
223
XXIX
229
XXXVIII
316
XXXIX
330
XL
335
XLI
337
XLII
348
XLIII
355
XLIV
368
XLV
394
XLVI
406
XLVII
411
XLVIII
413
XLIX
458
L
477
LI
483
LII
486
LIII
490
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Page 76 - That the established Government has no more right to call itself the State than the smoke of London has to call itself the weather. That we had rather face a Civil War than such another century of suffering as the present one has been.
Page 7 - No truce or parley mitigated the strife of the armies. The wounded died between the lines: the dead mouldered into the soil. Merchant ships and neutral ships and hospital ships were sunk on the seas and all on board left to their fate, or killed as they swam. Every effort was made to starve whole nations into submission without regard to age or sex.
Page 17 - My dear Winston,' replied the old Victorian statesman, 'the experiences of a long life have convinced me that nothing ever happens.
Page 138 - With some over-simplification, one might thus say that 'classes' are stratified according to their relations to the production and acquisition of goods; whereas 'status groups' are stratified according to the principles of their consumption of goods as represented by special 'styles of life.
Page 107 - Having been an Imperialist, I became during those five minutes a pro-Boer and a Pacifist. Having for years cared only for exactness and analysis, I found myself filled with semimystical feelings about beauty, with an intense interest in children, and with a desire almost as profound as that of the Buddha to find some philosophy which should make human life endurable.
Page 18 - The leading figures of Society were in many cases the leading statesmen in Parliament, and also the leading sportsmen on the Turf. Lord Salisbury was accustomed scrupulously to avoid calling a Cabinet when there was racing at Newmarket, and the House of Commons made a practice of adjourning for the Derby.

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