Pitting as it did the might of the globe-girdling British Empire, backed by international finance, against a small pioneering nation of independent-minded farmers, ranchers and merchants in southern Africa who lived by the Bible and the rifle, its legacy continues to resonate today. The Boers' recourse to irregular warfare, and Britain's response in herding a hundred thousand women and children into concentration camps foreshadowed the horrors of guerilla warfare and mass detention of innocents that have become emblematic of the 20th century.
Letter to the Marquis de Lafayette 25 July As the complexion of European politics seems now from letters I have received from the Marqs.
My first wish is to see this plague to mankind banished from off the Earth, and the sons and Daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements and exercising them for the destruction of mankind: Abbot transcription given at Founders Online differs slightly: We are either a united people, or we are not.
If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a Nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support.
If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it. Letter to James Madison, 30 November My manner of living is plain. I do not mean to be put out of it.
A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready; and such as will be content to partake of them are always welcome. Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it.
Letter to Robert Morris 12 April If you tell the Legislatures they have violated the treaty of peace and invaded the prerogatives of the confederacy they will laugh in your face.
What then is to be done? Things cannot go on in the same train forever. It is much to be feared, as you observe, that the better kind of people being disgusted with the circumstances will have their minds prepared for any revolution whatever.
We are apt to run from one extreme into another. What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing! I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step.
Would to God that wise measures may be taken in time to avert the consequences we have but too much reason to apprehend.
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Retired as I am from the world, I frankly acknowledge I cannot feel myself an unconcerned spectator. Nor could it be expected that my sentiments and opinions would have much weight on the minds of my Countrymen — they have been neglected, tho' given as a last legacy in the most solemn manner.
I had then perhaps some claims to public attention. I consider myself as having none at present. University Press of Virginia,pp.
Page scan at American Memory Library of Congress If they have real grievances redress them, if possible; or acknowledge the justice of them, and your inability to do it at the moment.
If they have not, employ the force of government against them at once. Letter to Henry Lee 31 October The only stipulations I shall contend for are, that in all things you shall do as you please.
I will do the same; and that no ceremony may be used or any restraint be imposed on any one. Letter to David Humphreysinviting him to an indefinite stay at Mt.
Letter to James Madison 2 March Your young military men, who want to reap the harvest of laurels, don't care I suppose how many seeds of war are sown; but for the sake of humanity it is devoutly to be wished, that the manly employment of agriculture and the humanizing benefits of commerce, would supersede the waste of war and the rage of conquest; that the swords might be turned into plough-shares, the spears into pruning hooks, and, as the Scripture expresses it, "the nations learn war no more.
Comment of late or early upon his slavesas recorded by David Humphreysin his notebooks on his conversations with Washington, now in the Rosenbach Library in Philadelphia The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institutions may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest of purposes.
In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States.
Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.Published: Mon, 5 Dec RYANAIR is an Irish based low cost airline which specialises in short-haul flights and has its headquarters at Dublin Airport, Ireland, and with primary operational bases at Dublin Airport and London Stansted Airport and 34 other secondary bases.
John Rawls (—) John Rawls was arguably the most important political philosopher of the twentieth century. He wrote a series of highly influential articles in the s and ’60s that helped refocus Anglo-American moral and political philosophy on substantive problems about what we ought to do.
Reuters explores the strategy behind China's military ambitions, and reveals how U.S. allies and profit-driven individuals are helping Beijing bypass arms sanctions. Ah, but super-human AI is not the only way Moloch can bring our demise.
How many such dangers can your global monarch identify in time?
EMs, nanotechnology, memetic contamination, and all the other unknown ways we’re running to the bottom. The fraternal bonds of combat have always been invoked to political ends. But as we stand on the edge of 17 years of war, these ends have become smaller, indeed almost pathetic.
This is one of the many reasons Black Panther is significant. What seems like just another entry in an endless parade of superhero movies is actually something much bigger.