Democracy and Liberty: In Two Volumes by William Edward Hartpole Lecky PDF

By William Edward Hartpole Lecky

ISBN-10: 1115461648

ISBN-13: 9781115461641

ISBN-10: 1115461664

ISBN-13: 9781115461665

Democracy and Liberty is the main thorough handbook of conservative politics produced through the 19th century.

— Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind

"When democracy turns, because it frequently does, right into a corrupt plutocracy, either nationwide decadence and social revolution are being prepared." So wrote the Irish-born historian, W. E. H. Lecky (1838–1903) during this devastating attack on mass democracy.

Lecky spoke for the landed gentry and the higher center periods of past due Victorian England whilst he warned his countrymen that an unfettered democracy could smash the stability of pursuits locally and thereby undermine the Constitution.

"A tendency to democracy," acknowledged Lecky, "does now not suggest a bent to parliamentary govt, or perhaps a tendency towards better liberty." certainly, the kind of democracy rising in Britain looked to be the rudiment of socialism.

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