The Mirrors of Downing Street - Some Political Reflections (Classic Reprint)

Englisch, Thailändisch · Taschenbuch


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Excerpt from The Mirrors of Downing Street: Some Political Reflections

If I may presume to offer a word of counsel to those for whom this present edition is chie¿y intended, I would beg them to be guided in their choice of leaders mainly by moral qualities, that is to say qualities of character rather than of intellect, and then to be as loyal to those chosen leaders as they should be severe in their judgment on lesser men whose interest lies in making bad blood between the captain and the rank and file.

Discipline is essential to the existence of democracy: without it there can be nothing but disorder, disappointment, and defeat. The great beginning is a reasonable goal; then a choice of high-minded leaders; and then a stout and loyal heart for the long march to a more just and beautiful world. When democracy demands character in its leaders, when it feels in its blood the atlantic difference between a specious talker and a man of profound virtue, then, but not even then without loyalty, can it hope to find a happy issue out of all its af¿ictions.

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Autoren Unknown Author
Verlag Forgotten Books
Thema Belletristik > Lyrik, Dramatik
Sprache Englisch, Thailändisch
Produktform Taschenbuch
Erschienen 31.07.2015
Seiten 184
Abmessung 152 mm x 229 mm x 10 mm
Gewicht 255 g


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