Politics and Morals

Politics and Morals

Politics and Morals

Politics and Morals

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When we speak of a "sense of politics" we think immediately of the perception of convenience, of expediency, of reality, of suitability, and the like. People who act or who judge the actions of others in accordance with this feeling are said to be gifted with a "sense of politics." On the other hand, those who behave contrary to expediency, even though they may be full of the best moral intentions and may be kindled by the noblest ideals, are thought to be lacking in political sense.

In the face of what we might call this everyday admission, it is therefore irrational to controvert the doctrine that political action is only an action guided by the sense of what is useful and directed . . .

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