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The American Empire

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Author: Scott Nearing
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,857 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.7
LoC Categories: H, D
Downloads: 2,120
Added to site: 2009.01.13
mnybks.net#: 23126
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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s a mighty imperial structure,--the world of business,--bulwarked by usage and convention; safeguarded by legislation, judicial interpretation, and the whole power of organized society. That structure is the American Empire--as real to-day as the Roman Empire in the days of Julius Caesar; the French Empire under the Little Corporal, or the British Empire of the Great Commoner, William E. Gladstone.

Approved or disapproved; exalted or condemned; the fact of empire must be evident even to the hasty observer. The student, tracing its ramifications, realizes that the structure has been building for generations.

2. The Characteristics of Empire

Many minds will refuse to accept the term "empire" as applied to a republic. Accustomed to link "empire" with "emperor," they conceive of a supreme hereditary ruler as an essential part of imperial life. A little reflection will show the inadequacy of such a concept. "The British Empire" is an official term, used by the British Government, alth

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