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Thomas Carlyle
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Latter-Day Pamphlets

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Subjects: Social problems; Great Britain; History / Europe / Great Britain; Social Science / Sociology / General;
Paperback, 308 pages
Published September 7th 2001 by Adamant Media Corporation (first published 1850)
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Thomas Carlyle, Latter-Day Pamphlets, No. I, The Present Time (Feb. 1, 1850)

Writing in 1850, at a time when monarchs throughout Europe had recently been deposed as worthless parasites; the Irish potato famine left millions starving; London was full of poor people, dying from starvation and overwork; wages were below subsistence level; the air and water were being fouled. Carlyle’s solution in Pamphlet I is to enslave the unfortunates who had been incarcerated in “workhouses:” he would force them
Edward Waverley
From the first of Carlyle’s brilliant Latter-Day Pamphlets:

What is Democracy; this huge inevitable Product of the Destinies, which is everywhere the portion of our Europe in these latter days? There lies the question for us. Whence comes it, this universal big black Democracy; whither tends it; what is the meaning of it? A meaning it must have, or it would not be here. If we can find the right meaning of it, we may, wisely submitting or wisely resisting and controlling, still hope to live in the
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Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian, critic, and sociological writer. was born in the village of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, eldest child of James Carlyle, stonemason, and Margaret (Aitken) Carlyle. The father was stern, irascible, a puritan of the puritans, but withal a man of rigid probity and strength of character. The mother, too, was of the Scottish earth, and Thomas' education was begun at ho ...more
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