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Vicesimus Knox, The Spirit of Despotism (1821 ed.) [1795]

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Vicesimus Knox, The Spirit of Despotism, ed. by the Author of “The Political House that Jack Built” (London: William Hone, 1821) 2nd ed.

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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.

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