Quotes Dabney

Dabney the Political Prophet and His Unanswered Prayer (1897)

November 8, 2008
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Dabney the Political Prophet and His Unanswered Prayer (1897)

That popular suffrage does not now really govern this country, that it is notoriously a marketable commodity, that the United States have really ceased already to be what they pretend, a federation of republican States, no clear sighted man doubts.  Under a thin veil of radical democracy, the government has already become an oligarchy.  Are…

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Dabney on Education and National Character

July 5, 2008
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The competitions of the State and the Church for the educating power have been so engrossing that we have almost forgotten the parent, as the third and the rightful competitor.  And now many look at his claim almost contemptuously.  Because the civic and the ecclesiastical spheres are so much wider and more populous than his,…

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