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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...publicity. Why the police presence at the hospital site at all? She had numerous theories, but what she wanted was facts. She was determined to find... ...ked a little embarrassed. “Ah. Well. The top five floors of the building are... political.” “What?” 97 “They’re not used. There’s no money fo...

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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

...y, he didn’t. Not 16 years after he died in Berlin.” Prologue “Pol und Jude” Political and a Jew. It’s around 4 o’clock in the morning. I a... ...“And an important one” – I concur – “When he … when he died, he was the head of the political section of the Jewish Agency.” “You mean when he was... ...s Week predicted ‘a steady decline of jingoistic action against the Jews’. British political commentators concurred: ‘Herr Hitler has not inadverten... ...I knew just the place. **** My favorite deli. Right across the street, the most politically incorrect establishment imaginable: cholesterol dipp... ....” “While still in Budapest, in 1928, I went to hear a speech by the Head of the Political Department of the Jewish Agency. At first I was taken a... ...lacable enemy: Bolshevism. Regrettably, the ideologues took over with their insane theories about a master-race lording it over slaves in colonies....

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Secret of the Sands

By: Aren, Rai and E., Tavius

...l we have some answers.” “Guess you guys may finally have something to back up your crazy theories,” Jack said smiling. “You mean about the age of ... ...fluence only to the Royal Family itself. For generations, the Draxens had exerted strong political influence over Kierani affairs and had been invol... ...mself, that he does not need or want our help, and in effect he will have severed certain political ties with us. Then, the next thing we know, the ... ...oot on the mysterious sands of Egypt. They had known of Mitch and Alex, their work, their theories, long before they landed in Cairo. “Father, are y...

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The New Machiavelli

By: H. G. Wells

... step further, I too am an exile. Office and leading are closed to me. The political career that promised so much for me is shattered and ended for ev... ...HER THER THER THER THER 1 1 1 1 1 I DREAMT FIRST of states and cities and political things when I was a little boy in knickerbockers. When I think of... ... and brush up, and she never seemed to understand anything whatever of the political Systems across which she came to me. Also she forbade all toys on... ... in conversation with me and anxious to inti- 44 The New Machiavelli mate political sympathy and support. I tried to make him talk of the Home Church... ...ence Tripos (as it was then), and three years later I got a lectureship in political science. In those days it was disguised in the cloak of Political... ...nor passionately loved,—a web of iridescent threads. He had luminous final theories about Love and Death and Immortality, odd matters they seemed for ... ... changing hue and variable refraction at something vitally unstable. Broad theories and generalisations are mingled with personal influences, with pre... ...were attempting co-operation were preposterously irrel- evant to their own theories, that my political life didn’t in some way comprehend more than it... ...t the cost, as we two had to do. I am telling a story, and not propounding theories in this book; and chiefly I am telling of the ideas and influences...

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The Deputy of Arcis

By: Honoré de Balzac

...aid beyond their own limits. For nine years, ever since the triumph of his political ideas, the colonel had lived almost entirely outside of social li... ...uture son-in-law, and my lady dreams now of the splendors and dignities of political life.” “Could you love Cecile?” said the colonel to his son. “Yes... ... 10 The Deputy of Arcis REVOLT OF A LIBERAL ROTTEN-BOROUGH THOUGH 1839 IS, politically speaking, very distant from 1847, we can still remember the ele... ... emony now about to take place. Ha! ha! young man; so we intend to enter a political career? Ha! ha! ha! This is our first step—mustn’t step back—it i... ...great work, “the devotion of those who fling themselves into the tumult of political life; he! he! he! It takes more nerve than I possess. Who could h... ...ch had the faculty of never getting told. So, cutting short my companion’s theories of education, I said distinctly:— “This is a very good time, I thi... ...s. He noticed with regret the disagreeable impression made upon you by the theories of that scamp de Ronquerolles.” “He has taken a good deal of troub...

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A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

By: Honoré de Balzac

...nt reason from society, and ceased to take any active interest in affairs, political or do- mestic. His wife, thus left mistress of her actions, felt ... ...vast, lurking ambitions that plunged him at a later day into the storms of political life. A face that might be called insignificantly pretty and care... ...and fact. His friends were learned naturalists, young doctors of medicine, political writers and artists, a number of ear- nest students full of promi... ...moralists and politicians. Time alone can pronounce upon the merits of his theories; but if his convictions have drawn him into paths in which none of... ...dau, and Fulgence Ridal performed the last duties to the dead, between two political fires. By night they buried their beloved in the cemetery of Pere... ... ‘Classics.’ The divergence of taste in matters literary and divergence of political opinion coin- cide; and the result is a war with weapons of every... ... correction of a line made upon the study always teaches more than all the theories and criticisms in the world. “What friends are these! What hearts!... ...captious critic, trying his best to find fault, has been obliged to invent theories for that purpose, and has drawn a distinction between two kinds of... ...d Lucien, making a faint attempt to cham- pion the brotherhood. “Y ou take theories of that sort for idle words,” said Felicien Vernou; “but a time co...

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The Prime Minister

By: Anthony Trollope

...gress had intended to do great things for the Liberal Party,—or rather for political liberality in general,—and had in truth done little or nothing. I... ...en one of those who had hoped to find in the club a stepping-stone to high political life, and who now talked often with idle energy of the need for o... ...e Duch- ess may be explained, it must be stated that just at this time the political affairs of the nation had got themselves tied up into one of thos... ...re understand that the Duchess was asking her husband what place among the political rulers of the country had been offered to him by the last aspiran... ...se of Lords, he had,—as it is not uncommon in such cases,—accepted a lower political station. This had displeased the Duchess, who was ambitious both ... ...e an unsympathetic colleague. Our Duke consulted the old Duke, among whose theories of official life forbearance to all col- leagues and subordinates ... ..., or why the world, should go beyond the man’s own self. Such had been her theories as to men and their attributes, and acting on that, she had given ...

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Nostromo a Tale of the Seaboard

By: Joseph Conrad

...cept in that mysterious, extraneous thing which has nothing to do with the theories of art; a subtle change in the nature of the inspiration; a phenom... ...anges of government brought about by revolutions of the military type. The political atmosphere of the Republic was gen- erally stormy in these days. ... ... life of a dictator, together with the lives of a few Sulaco officials—the political chief, the director of the customs, and the head of police—belong... ...sa” in his slippers, muttering angrily to himself his contempt of the non- political nature of the riot, and shrugging his shoul- ders. In the end he ... ... and Foreign Bible Society, bound in a dark leather cover. In peri- ods of political adversity, in the pauses of silence when the revolutionists issue... ...beautiful living eyes, the peculiar gossip of the town, and the continuous political changes, the constant “saving of the country,” which to his wife ... ...e wisdom of the heart having no concern with the erection or demolition of theories any more than with the defence of prejudices, has no random words ...

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Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ross of the Legion of honor. I should not be on the highroad to becoming a political personage. Yes, you may shake your head, but if our affair succee... ...e bald-heads; hey! hey! Mimi? The demand for that article grows out of the political situation. A composition which will keep the hair in good health ... ...mer- cial interests showed him the death of trade in the Maxi- mum, and in political convulsions, which are always destruc- tive of business. Moreover... ... on the steps of Saint-Roch gave him the reputation of being mixed up with political secrets, and also of being a courageous man,—though he had no mil... ...an,—though he had no mili- tary courage in his heart, and not the smallest political idea in his brain. Upon these grounds the worthy people of the ar... ...ment all artists find in getting hold of a caricature which confirms their theories about the bourgeoisie. “When we have got our head under an umbrell...

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The Pension Beaurepas

By: Henry James

...countenance no symptom whatever of irritation. “My daughter has her little theories,” Mrs. Church ob- served; “she has, I may say, her illusions. And ... ...he Herald is full of good news,” I said. “Can’t say it is. D-d bad news.” “Political,” I inquired, “or commercial?” “Oh, hang politics! It’s business,...

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The Research Magnificent

By: H. G. Wells

...of equal importance. That was not so. Every man mattered in his place. But politically, or economically, or intellectually that might be a lowly place... ... shaped. Benham had called it Aristocracy. But he was far away by now from political aristocracy. This time he had not begun with definitions and gene... ...ess that had saturated them at their inception. They were all more or less political careers. Whatever a democratic man may be, Prothero and he had de... ...ole brought him into contact with a new set of acquaintances, conscious of political destinies. They were amiable, hard young men, almost affectedly u... ...not understand a mixed type, and he was so manifestly both. “The only sane political work for an intelligent man is to get the world-state ready. For ... ...me by himself. For Benham, with that hastiness that so flouted his exalted theories, passed rapidly from an attitude of impartial enquiry to active in...

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The Lesser Bourgeoisie (The Middle Classes)

By: Honoré de Balzac

...inard establishment, with its gilded salons and great opulence, where many political celebrities of the “juste milieu” were wont to congregate, such a... ...iming to succeed those barristers who were turned down from the Palais for political reasons in 1830, was the genius of the household, and his mother,... ...e riot, he supported the dynasty, the product of July; but, as soon as the political trials began, he stood by the accused. This innocent “weather-coc... ..., he stood by the accused. This innocent “weather-cockism” prevails in his political opinions; 34 The Lesser Bourgeoisie he produces, in reply to all... ...n any portrayal of manners and morals, especially when we reflect that the political system of the Younger branch rests almost wholly upon it. The win... ...he parings of the great fortunes they managed. But now-a-days, utilitarian theories, as they call them, have come to the fore,—’We are 192 The Lesser...

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The Secret Places of the Heart

By: H. G. Wells

...nselfish. Manifestly there were many things that an ordinary industrial or political magnate would do that Sir Richmond would not dream of doing, and ... ...pose we turned their indubitable capacity for service to- wards social and political creativeness, not in order to make them the rivals of men in thes... ... “The Great Mother of the Gods,” said Dr. Martineau— still clinging to his theories. “The need of the woman,” said Sir Richmond. “I want mating becaus... ...r. Facts he would always listen to; it was only when people told him their theories that he would interrupt with his “Exactly.” “This young woman is a... ...any illusions about the working class possessing as a class any profounder political wisdom or more generous public impulses than any other class, tho... ...“Confusions merely. The world is just a muddle of states and religions and theories and stupidities. There are great lumps of disorderly strength in i... ...ment. Their love was to be implicit. They were to write at intervals about political matters and their common interests, and to keep each other inform...

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The Soul of a Bishop

By: H. G. Wells

...social discontent, the great railway strike, a curious sense of social and political instability, and the first beginnings of the bishop’s ill health.... ...ainst the Sunday trespasser, he fell into a despondent meditation upon the political and social outlook. His thoughts were of a sort not uncommon in t... ...nd, and feuds and frantic folly broke out at every point of the social and political edifice. And then a bomb burst at Sarajevo that silenced all this... ... know that Professor Hoppart, who so amusingly combined a professorship of political economy with the writing of music-hall lyrics, was a keen amateur... ... diminished to the scale of any other great human problem, to the scale of political problems and problems of integrity and moral principle, prob- lem... ...onuments to ancient vanities and these sym- bols of forgotten or abandoned theories about the mystery of God, will do well to distinguish in your mind...

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Diana of the Crossways

By: George Meredith

... the pavement. We have not to ask what he judged. But Dorset Wilmers was a political opponent of the eminent Peer who yields the second name to the sc... ...end bore such reminders meekly. They were read- ers of books of all sorts, political, philosophical, economical, romantic; and they mixed the diverse ... ...cel- lent but conventionally-minded gentleman by starting, nay supporting, theories next to profane in the consideration of a land-owner. She spoke of... ...aloof, and actually supposed she was a contemplative, simply specu- lative political spirit, impersonal albeit a woman. This, as Emma, smiling at the ... ...e; not a parlous boiling. Weak as we may be in our domestic cook- ery, our political has been sagaciously adjusted as yet to catch the ardours of the ... ...was changed in thinking it possible that a woman could divert him from his political and social interests. He looked incredulous. ‘You have heard of a...

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The Scarlet Letter

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

... of the Collector had kept the Salem Custom House out of the whirlpool of political vicissitude, which makes the tenure of office generally so fragil... ...t in principle, neither received nor held his office with any reference to political services. Had it been otherwise—had an active poli tician been p... ...e need them, and because the practice of many years has made it the law of political warfare, which unless a different sys tem be proclaimed, it was ... ...d by the Whigs as an enemy; since his 36 The Scarlet Letter inactivity in political affairs—his tendency to roam, at will, in that broad and quiet fi... ...ving’s Headless Horseman, ghastly and grim, and longing to be buried, as a political dead man ought. So much for my figurative self. The real human be... ...t by the visible presence of the letter. The reader may choose among these theories. We have thrown all the light we could acquire upon the portent, a...

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Virgin Soil

By: Ivan S. Turgenev

...ionally they 11 Turgenev sat on him severely. Once, on arriving late at a political meet- ing, he hastily began excusing himself. “Paklin was afraid!... ...e met with, the more heated he became—” I admit that the question is not a political one, but an impor- tant one, nevertheless. According to Skoropiki... ...out various matters of everyday life, about science, and even touched upon political questions. He was decidedly interested in his eloquent young comp... ...e same, it will have to be altered afterwards.” The conversation turned to political channels again. The mysterious inner pain again began gnawing at ... ... Sipiagin’s, that gentleman was sitting in his drawing-room with a halfcut political pamphlet on his knee, discussing him with his wife. He confided t... ... is a certain Mr. Nejdanov, whom I strongly suspect of dangerous ideas and theories—” “Un rouge a tous crins,” Kollomietzev put in. “Y es, dangerous i... ...” “Un rouge a tous crins,” Kollomietzev put in. “Y es, dangerous ideas and theories,” Sipiagin repeated more emphatically. “He must certainly know som...

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My Young Alcides

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...active person, brilliant, ac- complished, full of fire and of faith in his theories of univer- sal benevolence and emancipation. She thought, if the t... ..., Ambrose would have outgrown and modi- fied all that was dangerous in his theories, and that they would have remained mere talk, the ebullition of hi... ... wet evening, and we all stayed in the house. Harold brought in one of his political economy studies from the library, and I tried to wile Dora to loo... ...ly startled Mr. Prosser. Some cabinets, he said, were very lenient to past political offences, but Prometesky seemed to 22 My Young Alcides h... ... man, and never could make short work of anything. They say that his chief political value was to be set on when anyone was wanted to speak against ti... ...let- ters, and portmanteau came on an improvised sleigh. He had an immense political, county, and benevolent correspon- dence, and was busied with it ... ...e for a young man to come up to London without either home or business, or political views, took to himself great credit for the wise decision. Indeed...

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The Warden

By: Anthony Trollope

...and, to tell the truth, our author did not succeed in his undertaking. His theories were all beautiful, and the code of morals that he taught us certa... ... the smallest pos- sible era yet written of. Whatever economies we pursue, political or other, let us see at once that this is the mad- dest of the un... ...ors while we scrape our chins so uncomfort- ably with rusty knives! Oh, my political economist, mas- ter of supply and demand, division of labour and ... ...was a man of wit, and sparkled among the brightest at the dinner-tables of political grandees: indeed, he always sparkled; whether in society, in the ...

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Father Goriot

By: Honoré de Balzac

...hanging. The essence of the jest consists in some catchword suggested by a political event, an incident in the police courts, a street song, or a bit ... ... of being rich was over, and all his intelligence was concentrated, not on political, but on commercial speculations. Goriot was an authority second t... ...re shut out, and M. le Baron likewise. They are si- lent as to the weighty political considerations that prompted their mission, and conjectures are r... ... crowns, you could look to marry the mayor’s daughter. Some petty piece of political trickery, such as mistaking Villele for Manuel in a bulletin (the... ... there have never been so few of those who square their courses with their theories, so few of those noble char- acters who do not yield to temptation... ...o of Bordeauxrama, rendered twice il- lustrious by the name of Laffite, no political allusions in- tended.—Come, you T urk!” he added, looking at Chri...

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