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The political alternative which goes beyond both left and right

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Pp 150-154 Bosanquet, B. (1899). The philosophical theory of the state. London: Macmillan.

Pp. 49-54 Bosanquet, Bernard. The Value and Destiny of the Individual. The Gifford Lectures for 1912, Etc. Pp. xxxii. 331. Macmillan & Co.: London, 1913.

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Written and Narrated by Joshua Noyer

"The nation exists only through the State and has no meaning or purpose outside of the State. All individuals, groups, and organizations exist as part of something greater than themselves and are only able to find meaning as part of a larger whole."

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Written by J.A. Smith

Narrated by Joshua Noyer For the philosopher—the lover of, and believer in, unity—is not surprised by differences; he expects them: he is quite ready to acknowledge them, and has no desire to ignore or belittle them. What he believes in is not mere or blank unity, or unity alongside of differences, or even unity permitting them, but systematic or organic unity which requires differences within its ordered and harmonious structure.

Smith, J. A. (1910). Knowing and acting. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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Written and Narrated by Joshua Noyer

"Let’s assume that the native-born population would decline to such an extent that pensions and entitlement programs couldn’t function without young immigrant workers. Within a liberal democratic context, there is no other solution than to import people from abroad to fill these roles. The limited nature of the liberal democratic government, (its adherents believing that government is an artificial construct, a necessary evil with restricted and defined powers) leaves little to no room to deal with deep societal problems, more often than not dismissing them as the consequences of living in a free society."

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Written by Emile Durkheim Narrated by Joshua Noyer

"For the establishment of an occupational ethic and law in the different economic occupations, the corporation, instead of remaining a confused aggregate, without unity, would have to become again a defined, organized group; in a word, a public institution."

Durkheim, E. (1893/1933). -The Division of Labor in Society – George Simpson., trans. - New York: Macmillan - Preface to the second edition, pp. 1-31

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Written by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Narrated by Joshua Noyer

"The state in and by itself is the ethical whole, the actualization of freedom; and it is an absolute end of reason that freedom should be actual. The state is mind on earth and consciously realizing itself there."

Pp 155-158, 279. Hegel, G. W. (1942). Hegel's Philosophy of right (1003178556 773480545 T. M. Knox, Trans.). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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Written by The Ax

Narrated by Joshua Noyer

"Another reason for not voting is legitimizing capitalism and its ethos. This means you recognize the prevailing order should exist by participating in it, just like the crime example above. Legitimacy results when people say that it is OK to continue with a structure or action. Codification by law solidifies it formally, but there is de facto legitimation, as in using crypto-currencies, union-busting, not paying workers their fair share, or making substandard quality goods."

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Written by Giovanni Gentile Narrated by Joshua Noyer

"The state is the great will of the nation and hence its great intelligence. It ignores nothing and keeps aloof from nothing which touches the citizen’s interest, which is its own interest, neither in economics nor in morals. The state is neither a grand, facade nor an empty building: it is man himself, the house, built, inhabited, and enlivened by human joys, pains, and labors, by the whole life of the human spirit."

Pp. 344-353 Schneider, H. W. (1928). Making the Fascist state. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Written by Josiah Royce Narrated by Joshua Noyer

"Liberty alone never saves us. Democracy alone never saves us. Our political freedom is but vanity unless it is a means through which we come to realize and practise charity, in the Pauline sense of that word."

Pp 42-52 Royce, J. (1916). The hope of the great community. New York, NY: Macmillan.

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Written and Narrated by Joshua Noyer

As the franchise is extended, however, politics comes to resemble more and more a marketplace. The average person not having the time, knowledge, or will to make an informed choice; the center of gravity shifts from those most qualified to hold office to those least qualified but more apt and skilled at being a competent salesperson.

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