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The Rights of Man

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Title: H.G. Wells on The Rights of Man
Author: H.G Wells
Publisher: Penguin
Condition: Used - Good Some minor chips/closed tears
Summary:
"This book records as succinctly as possible how an idea took shape that may be of considerable use in reorganizing human affairs out of the
fantastic waste and confusion of the present phase. it is, in brief, a handbook of World Revolution. It is based on two ideas. First, that there is a
strong strain of common-sense in common people, and that the mass of mankind desires peace, order, freedom and abundance in almost identical
terms everywhere. No governments anywhere are securing these ends. And, Secondly, that no man or group of men can be trusted with unchecked
power, however good their original intentions may have been, without abusing that power and betraying that trust. they become overbearing, self-
protective, narrow minded. The best of rulers need to be protected from them. Most governments do not even start with good intentions. We have to
realise that in the present conflict all governments--though some more than others--are to blame, and what is needed is not so much that
Government A should overthrow Government B, but that the common-sense of mankind should now adopt some common form of expression and
develop a solidarity that will be clear and strong enough to control all governments. We want one popular revolutionary party, inspired by one
common idea of freedom and co-operation, throughout the earth. How this maybe organised is the subject of this book."

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Author(s):
H.G Wells
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
11 x 19cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
H. G. Wells on The Rights of Man

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Title: H.G. Wells on The Rights of Man
Author: H.G Wells
Publisher: Penguin
Condition: Used - Good Some minor chips/closed tears
Summary:
"This book records as succinctly as possible how an idea took shape that may be of considerable use in reorganizing human affairs out of the
fantastic waste and confusion of the present phase. it is, in brief, a handbook of World Revolution. It is based on two ideas. First, that there is a
strong strain of common-sense in common people, and that the mass of mankind desires peace, order, freedom and abundance in almost identical
terms everywhere. No governments anywhere are securing these ends. And, Secondly, that no man or group of men can be trusted with unchecked
power, however good their original intentions may have been, without abusing that power and betraying that trust. they become overbearing, self-
protective, narrow minded. The best of rulers need to be protected from them. Most governments do not even start with good intentions. We have to
realise that in the present conflict all governments--though some more than others--are to blame, and what is needed is not so much that
Government A should overthrow Government B, but that the common-sense of mankind should now adopt some common form of expression and
develop a solidarity that will be clear and strong enough to control all governments. We want one popular revolutionary party, inspired by one
common idea of freedom and co-operation, throughout the earth. How this maybe organised is the subject of this book."

Author(s):
H.G Wells
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
11 x 19cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
H. G. Wells on The Rights of Man

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