Thought for the Day – September 1st, 2013

09-01

Hume, David. Essays, Moral and Political. R. Fleming & A. Alison, Edinburgh, 1741-2. p 12
Essay II: Of the Liberty of the Press
LP 5, MIL 12-13
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=vmMyAQAAMAAJ
SEE: http://www.davidhume.org/texts/etv1.html#Mil9
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.davidhume.org/
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.humesociety.org/
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hume
WEB PRESENCE: http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=231&Itemid=28
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NOTES: Quote is from the footnotes of the essay. If may follow this part of the text: “It is apprehended, that arbitrary power would steal in upon us, were we not careful to prevent its progress, and were there not an easy method of conveying the alarm from one end of the kingdom to the other. The spirit of the people must frequently be rouzed, in order to curb the ambition of the court; and the dread of rouzing this spirit must be employed to prevent that ambition.”

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