Too Different for Comfort (Repost)

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Too Different for Comfort (Repost)

Louis-Vincent Gave, "Too Different for Comfort"
2013 | pages: 192 | ISBN: 9889975246 | PDF | 2,4 mb

When Lord Salisbury was asked by Queen Victoria to consider a reform, he famously replied: "Change? Your majesty, aren't things bad enough as they are?" Of course, it is in the nature of conservatives to look askance at change. But sometimes, change is thrust upon us; and in that regard, turn of the century periods tend to be particularly traumatic. Think of a man who fell asleep for 30 years in 1790. Our sloth would have woken up to a very different world in 1820 (France was no longer the dominant European power, Britain was rapidly expanding her global reach, Spain had become a has-been, the United States was experimenting with a new form of government…).

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