The Promise of American Life eBook

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Bismarck, Otto von, 8, 242, 256;
  personal career of, 247;
  unification of Germany by, 247-249;
  course of, as Imperial Chancellor, 249 ff.;
  inheritance left to German Empire by, in the way of overbearing
      attitude to domestic and foreign opponents, 251;
  provoking of Germany’s two wars by, was justifiable, 256;
  quoted on what constitutes the real nation, 265-266.

“Boss,”
  the coming of the, 118-121;
  character and position of the, 122;
  dealings of, with big corporations, 122-124;
  his specialized leadership fills a real and permanent need, 124-125;
  is the unofficial ruler of his community, 125;
  is the logical outcome of a certain conception of the democratic
      state, 148-149;
  method proposed for destroying the, 338-341;
  Australian ballot and system of direct primaries have no injurious
      effect on, 341-343.

Bourbon monarchy, the, 219-220;
  cause of downfall of, 220.

Bryan, William J., 136, 144, 151;
  particular consideration of, as a reformer, 156 ff.;
  special reforms advocated by, 156-158;
  incoherence in political thinking shown by, 158-159;
  policy of, toward large corporations, 358.

Business man,
  origins of the typical American, 106-108;
  business regarded as warfare by, 107-108;
  relation between railroads and the, 109-111;
  rise of, in Great Britain, and relations with aristocracy, 234-235.

Butler, Nicholas Murray, quoted, 408.

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Cabinet, or executive council,
  suggested for governors, 338-339.

Calhoun, John, a leader of the Whigs, 66-67, 79, 82.

Canada,
  question of cooeperation of, in establishment of a peaceful international
      system, 303-304;
  desirability of greater commercial freedom between United States and,
      304-305;
  preparing the way for closer political association, 305-306;
  lines along which treaty between United States, Great Britain, and,
      might be made, 306.

Carnegie, Andrew, 202, 402.

Catholic Church,
  as a bond between Western European states, 217;
  losing battle of, with political authority, 283.

Central America,
  opportunity for improving international political conditions in, 303.

Centralization,
  nationality and, 272-279;
  demand for more rather than less, because of growing centralization
      of American activity, 274-275;
  increase in, injurious to certain aspects of traditional American
      democracy, 276;
  perniciousness of prejudice against, 278-279.

Chapman, John Jay, work by,
  cited, 408;
  quoted, 418.

Checks and balances,
  system of, 33, 316;
  system of, proves especially unsuitable for state governments, 323-324.

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