His fascination with the theory of unintended consequences as a model of historical causality does not deter him from insisting on the irreplaceable value of individual, public-minded members of political society.كتاب شامل مقسم على ست فصول وكل فصل يقسم إلى عدد من الأجزاء تناول بشكل تصاعدي ثم تنازلي تشكل المجتمعات الخاصة منذ بدء الحضارة بداية نسج القوانين وتباين الحقوق ثم انحدار بعض المجتمعات وأفولها لتفسخها على عدد من الأصعدة الاجتماعية والاقتصادية والسياسية وغيرها..
إنه لا يشرح الأمر من مفهوم نظري فقط ولكنه يطرح نماذج مهمة قد تسمع ببعضها للمرة الأولى.
He is faithful that even in the most corrupt, slavish or destitute nations, the fire of human passion can never be finally extinguished.
Ferguson is a fine writer, and I mean it when I say the book is stirring: Man may mistake the objects of his pursuit; he may misapply his industry, and misplace his improvements.
He will find, on the scrutiny, that the proper state of his nature, taken in this sense, is not a condition from which mankind are for ever removed, but one to which they may now attain; not prior to the exercise of their faculties, but procured by their just application.
Readers of Hannah Arendt will find much that is familiar in this book—as one other Goodreads reviewer has noted.
He was himself a soldier—so he sees martial valour as the paradigm of all valour.
He was classically learned—so he sees Roman citizenship as the paradigm of all citizenship.
Doused in the cold water of slavery, human beings are capable of pettiness, weakness, resentment and servility Take my five stars with a pinch of salt—I give way too many five-star reviews.
Doused in the cold water of slavery, human beings are capable of pettiness, weakness, resentment and servility.