By Christopher Phillips
“A provocative extension of Jefferson’s unique plan.”—Kirkus Reviews
Thomas Jefferson believed that each iteration of usa citizens may still rewrite our structure from scratch—to reflect the development of the human brain and, so much of all, to keep up the progressive spirit. He will be dismayed that it’s thought of untouchable nowadays. taking over Jefferson’s reason, Christopher Phillips leads a motley workforce of usa citizens around the fruited simple in an offbeat Constitutional conference. His structure Café venture is sparking a much-needed dialog approximately our founding rfile and forging universal flooring at a time while our state wishes it so much.
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Long before then, however, Labour and the League had become embroiled in a fresh crisis, the effect of which was to destroy the latter as a significant factor in world affairs and compel the former to confront the reduction to meaninglessness of the fundamental principle upon which all its postwar external policy had been constructed. ‘Half a League Onward’ 39 CRISIS OF THE LEAGUE The irony of the Abyssinian crisis was that, in unmaking the League, it provided Labour with the basis of what would ultimately prove to be a devastating critique of the Conservative record on foreign affairs.
Nevertheless, the message of the Peace Ballot was sufficiently clear to impel the Conservatives to pledge ‘steady and collective resistance to all acts of unprovoked aggression’69 and to launch their general election campaign on a straightforward programme of support for the League. Not only, then, did both major parties contest the 1935 election with similar foreign policies, depriving Labour of one of the most potent weapons in its electoral arsenal, but the way was clear for the Tories to exploit Labour’s support for unilateral disarmament for the purpose of portraying themselves as the more enthusiastic defenders of the League’s authority.
D. 11 That a distinctive Labour programme on international government did ultimately emerge was in large measure due to the independent effort of four remarkable individuals: Hobson and Brailsford from the ILP, and Sidney Webb and Leonard Woolf of the Fabian Society. Here too, however, it is necessary to acknowledge the extent to which they were indebted to the pioneering work of Liberal intellectuals. In the autumn of 1914, a number of Liberal foreign policy theorists began a study of how the war might have been prevented, concentrating especially upon the extension and reinforcement of the system of 18 The Labour Party, Nationalism and Internationalism international arbitration established by the First Hague Conference in 1900.
Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution by Christopher Phillips