Select Speeches of Kossuth

Author: Kossuth
Language: English
Wordcount: 154,823 / 457 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 219
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7985
Genre: Essays
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ion, than public discussion. This must be opposed to intrigues, and intrigues are then of no weight in the destinies of humanity.

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[_Second Extract from a Short Speech in London, May 25th, 1858_.]

I must ask leave to make a remark on the system pursued by your Government in their Foreign relations. You consider yourselves a constitutional nation: I fear that in some respects you are not so. There is a Latin proverb [current in Hungary], Nil de nobis sine nobis,--"nothing that concerns us, without us." This in many things you make your maxim. You say that none of your money shall be spent without your knowledge and approval; and in your internal affairs you carry this out; but I think that the secrecy in which the transactions of your diplomacy are involved is hardly constitutional. Of that most important portion of your affairs which concerns your country in its relations with the rest of Europe, what knowledge have you? If any interpellation is made a

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