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Main Author: McWhorter, Thomas O
Format: Book
Published: Nutley, N.J., Craig Press, 1966
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Table of Contents:
  • Part One: Some general observations on the nature of man
  • Man distinguishable
  • The effect of passion and emotion
  • The effect of instincts
  • Part Two: Law and government
  • The nature of law and justice
  • The institution of government
  • The proper functions of government
  • The origin of the sovereign power of a state
  • The power of the ruler or ruling body
  • The problem of individual liberty
  • The protection of the citizen from his own government
  • The origin of the rights of the citizen
  • Who is the lawgiver?
  • To whom the law applies
  • How the positive law is to be enforced
  • The form of government to be employed
  • The problem of consent in a popular government
  • The problem of suffrage in a popular government
  • Part Three: The rudiments of tyranny
  • Tyranny defended
  • Corruption and the "Common Good"
  • Warning signs and the preventing of tyranny
  • The end and the means
  • "Change," the dialectic, and the transition to collective tyranny