The Spirit of Despotism
An edition from 1821. It was written in 1795 when Britain was leading the Coalition of monarchies in a war against the French Revolution, this is Knox’s warning that war against a foreign enemy helps create despotic government at home.
- Author: Vicesimus Knox
The Spirit of Despotism, ed. by the Author of “The Political House that Jack Built” (London: William Hone, 1821) 2nd ed.
The text is in the public domain.