Political Thought in England from Herbert Spencer to the Present Day

Political Thought in England from Herbert Spencer to the Present Day

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Political Thought in England from Herbert Spencer to the Present Day

Political Thought in England from Herbert Spencer to the Present Day

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The year 1848 was the annus mirabilis of the nineteenth century. A whole continent was in travail with new nationalities and new constitutions. It in England the days of that eventful year ran more quietly, they were nevertheless stirring. There were no "national workshops" in London, and English workmen claimed no "right to work"; but at any rate Mill Principles of Political Economy appeared, and the prophet of individualism was found to be drawing a distinction between the laws of production and the laws of distribution, which opened the gates for the entry of Socialism. The Chartist movement came to an abortive end; but the Christian Socialists attempted to found a cooperative movement, and in 1849 Kingsley published Alton Locke . A new school appeared in English art. While Thackeray was finishing Vanity Fair , and Macaulay was publishing the first two volumes of his History of England , a brotherhood was being formed by Holman Hunt, Rossetti and Millais, and the Pre-Raphaelite movement was being born. Ten years later, in 1858, the doctrine of . . .

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