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8 1 have no measuring-rod for liberty, and do not know how to balance the lesser
liberty of few against •Russell: Portraits From Memory, p. 17. 7 Bury: The Idea of
Progress, pp. vii-viii. 8 Russell: Portraits From Memory, p. 124. the greater liberty
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 ...
sought liberty, knowing what they sought." 3 For Acton, as for Hegel, liberty and
reason were never far apart. And with the French revolution was linked the
American revolution. Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth
upon this ...
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