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On Liberty, Society, and Politics: The Essential Essays of William Graham Sumner Paperback – June 1, 1992

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  • Paperback: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Liberty Fund; 1ST edition (June 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865971013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865971011
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Claudius Marcellus on March 2, 2010
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This collection of essays personify the well-cultivated mind, and the most-perfect wisdom of William Graham Sumner. Distinctive historical analysis, and rigorous research by the editor make this a cogent as well as enduring collection of essays by this judicious American philosopher. These essays will give the reader a vigorous conceptualization of sociology, political-philosophy, anthropology, economics, and history. The sound elucidation by Sumner of the political struggle of democracy and plutocracy is engrossing to say the least, ostensibly because it has reached its apogee in the present-era.

Essay list:

I / Preacher

1. Individualism [1871]
2. Tradition and Progress [1872]
3. Solidarity of the Human Race [1873]

II / Educational Reformer

4. The "Ways and Means" for Our Colleges [1870]
5. What Our Boys Are Reading [1878]
6. Our Colleges before the Country [1884]
7. Discipline [1880 or 1889]

III / Polemicist

8. Republican Government [1877]
9. Presidential Elections and Civil-Service Reform [1881]
10. The Argument against Protective Taxes [1881]
11. The Philosophy of Strikes [1883]
12. The Family Monopoly [1888]
13. Democracy and Plutocracy [1888-1889]
14. The Concentration of Wealth: Its Economic Justification [1902]

IV / Social Theorist

15. Socialism [1880s]
16. Sociology [1881]
17. The Forgotten Man [1883]
18. The Survival of the Fittest [1884]
19. Laissez-Faire [1886]
20. The State as an "Ethical Person" [1887]
21. Liberty [1887-1889]
22. The Absurd Effort to Make the World Over [1894]

V / Anti-Imperialist

23. The Fallacy of Territorial Expansion [1896]
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