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3 Acton was surely here pronouncing an 8 Quoted in George P. Gooch: History
and Historians in the Nineteenth Century (London: Longmans, Green &
Company; 1952), p. 385. Later Acton said of Dollinger that "it was given him to
form his ...
No doubt a finite end has attractions for the human mind; and Acton's vision of the
march of history as an unending progress towards liberty seems chilly and vague
. But if the historian is to save his hypothesis of progress, I think he must be ...
It would be meaningless today to preach a return to Acton. But the historian is
concerned, first to establish where Acton stood, secondly to contrast his position
with that of contemporary thinkers, and thirdly to enquire what elements in his ...
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