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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.

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.

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