By Mike Davis
With wit, humor and a impressive snatch of the political marginalization of the terrible and dealing type by way of the 1%, Mike Davis, a Macarthur Fellow, Lannan Literary origin Award winner and Isaac Deutscher Award recipient, crafts a notable safety of Occupy Wall highway and lays out good thought of subsequent steps to enhance the circulation.
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237. " Politics, p. 42. P Gunn, Politics, Chapter 5 and p. 265. This is not incompatible with Viner's well-known demonstration that power and plenty were twin foreign policy objectives of equal standing throughout the mercantilist epoch. See Jacob Viner, "Power versus Plenty as Objectives of Foreign Policy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 37 THE PASSIONS AND THE INTERESTS In France the political conditions of le grand siecle were hardly favorable to a systematic consideration of private or group interests in their relation to the public interest.
N The maxim was used as the title of an important pamphlet by Marchamont Nedham, a vicar and expertly flexible politician as well as a great admirer of, and frequent borrower from, both Machiavelli and Rohan. See the just cited works by Gunn and Raab. COUNTERACTING THE PASSIONS ily imparted more of a domestic and group orientation to the concept. The "interest of England" was no longer discussed in relation to Spain or France, but rather in relation to the main protagonists of those domestic struggles.
A portrayal of this sort involves the identification of a sequence of concatenated ideas and propositions whose final outcome is necessarily hidden from the proponents of the individual links, at least in the early stages of the process; for they would have shud- 4 INTRODUCTION dered-and revised their thinking-had they realized where their ideas would ultimately lead. In the reconstruction of such a sequence of linked ideas one must normally draw on evidence from many sources and can give but scant attention to the systems of thought in which that evidence is embedded.
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