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The Promise of American Life eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 523 pages of information about The Promise of American Life.

Jackson, Andrew,
  the Democracy of, 52;
  quarrelsome spirit of, contrasted with Lincoln’s magnanimity, 96.
  See Democracy, Jacksonian.

Jefferson, Thomas,
  doctrines of, versus those of Hamilton, 28-29;
  as leader of the democracy the opponent of Hamilton, 42;
  foreign policy of, 42, 53, 290, 292;
  view of democracy as extreme individualism, 43;
  stress laid by, on equality, 43-44;
  sacrifice of liberty for equality by, 44-45;
  fundamental difference between Hamilton and, 45-46;
  conduct of, on assumption of power, 46-47;
  Democracy of Jackson contrasted with Republicanism of, 52;
  mutual appreciation of Western pioneer Democrats and, 52-53;
  traces of work of, found in failure of Whigs against Jacksonian
      Democrats, 71;
  wherein Lincoln differed from, 95;
  necessity of transformation of doctrines of, before they can be
      nationalized, 153, 214;
  theory and practice of, contrasted with Roosevelt’s theory and
      practice, 170;
  an example of triumphant intellectual dishonesty, 419.

Jerome, William Travers,
  as a reformer, 143-144, 155, 184;
  personality of, 160;
  special class of reform advocated by, 160-161;
  lack of success in other than municipal political field, 161-162.

Jesus,
  intention of, in preaching non-resistance, 282.

Judges,
  election of state, 119;
  life tenure of office of Federal, 200;
  as creatures of a political machine, 318.

Justice,
  state reform of criminal, 344-345.

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Labor problem, the, 385-398.

Labor unions, 126 ff., 385 ff.;
  danger from aggressive and unscrupulous unionism, 128-129;
  revolutionary purpose of, in demanding class discrimination, 129-130;
  parallelism between big corporations and, 130, 386;
  divergence from corporations, 131;
  legal recognition of, demanded, and discrimination in their favor by
      the state, 386-387;
  economic and social amelioration of laboring class by, 387;
  association of laborers in, a necessity under present conditions, and
      the non-union man a species of industrial derelict, 387-389;
  conditions to which unions should conform, 390-391;
  the correct policy towards, 390;
  preference to be given to, by state and municipal governments, but
      discrimination to be made between “bad” and “good” unions, 394;
  effect of proposed constructive organization of, on non-union laborers,
      395;
  on farm laborers, 396.

Latin-American states,
  cooeperation of, in establishment of a stable international system,
      300-303;
  necessity first for improvement in domestic condition of, 302-303.

Law,
  big corporations and the, 115-116.

Lawyers,
  function of, in American political system, 131 ff.;
  tendency of, to specialize, 134-135;
  those who now figure in political life, 135-136;
  corporation lawyers, 136;
  position occupied by, in relation to modern economic and political
      problem, 137.

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