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By Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman

How will we enjoy the promise of presidency whereas averting the risk it poses to person freedom? during this vintage ebook, Milton Friedman presents the definitive assertion of his immensely influential monetary philosophy—one during which aggressive capitalism serves as either a tool for attaining financial freedom and an important situation for political freedom. the result's an available textual content that has bought good over part 1000000 copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and exhibits each signal of changing into a growing number of influential as time is going on.

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Such wa s th e positio n o f thing s i n German y i n th e tim e o f Pete r the Great . Thi s reall y grea t man—grea t i n a quit e differen t wa y from Frederic k "th e Great" , th e obedien t servan t o f Peter' s * "Se e Gülich. Geschichtliche Darstellung des Handels u. Jena 1830, 2. Band, S. ] a b T h e Germa n has : "Greco-Catholi c Russians". — Ed. T h e Germa n has : "Hol y Roman-Germa n Empire". — Ed. —wa s th e firs t wh o thoroughl y graspe d the wonderfull y favourabl e conditio n o f Europ e fo r Russia n ends .

Bu t we ough t t o kno w no t onl y th e weaknes s bu t th e strengt h to o o f the enemy . An d it s foreig n polic y i s unquestionabl y th e sid e o n which Tsardo m i s strong—ver y strong . Russia n diplomac y forms , to a certai n extent , a moder n Orde r o f Jesuits , powerfu l enough , if nee d be , t o overcom e eve n th e whim s o f a Tsar , an d t o crus h corruption withi n it s ow n body , onl y t o sprea d i t th e mor e plenteously abroad ; a n Orde r o f Jesuit s originall y an d b y preference recruite d fro m foreigners , Corsican s lik e Pozz o d i Borgo, German s lik e Nesselrode, Russo-Germans a lik e Lieven , jus t as it s founder , Catherin e II , wa s a foreigner .

A s t o th e tota l numbe r of Socialis t vote s given , w e ca n onl y mak e a n approximat e estimate. I n 187 1 the y summe d u p no t mor e tha n 102,000 ; i n 4 Frederick Engel s 1877, 493,000 ; i n 1884 , 550,000 ; i n 1887 , 763,000 ; i n 1890 , the y cannot b e les s tha n 1,250,000 , an d ma y b e considerabl y more . T h e strength o f th e part y ha s increase d i n thre e year s b y a t leas t 60-70 pe r cent . In 188 7 ther e wer e bu t thre e partie s wit h mor e tha n a millio n voters, th e Nationa l Liberals , 1,678,000 ; th e Centr e o r Catholi c party, 1,516,000 ; an d th e Conservatives , 1,147,000.

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