The Crisis

The Crisis
The Crisis
Excerpt from The Crisis: An Appeal to Our Countrymen, on the Subject of Foreign Influence in the United StatesFriends and Countrymen:Periods have occurred in the history of every nation which have called for extraordinary efforts and remarkable examples of virtue and patriotism for the preservation of the rights and privileges they have acquired by superior valor, intelligence or fortune. And there always have been intestine or foreign enemies who, either from their own depraved character or from peculiar circumstances under which they have been placed, have sought - and often successfully - to wrest from others by artifice, or force, the rights and privileges thus acquired. It is not therefore remarkable that the people of the United States should find the same periods in their own history and the same disposition in men or nations to deprive them of their superior national or acquired advantages; it is indeed reasonable to expect that they, more than any other people, are liable, from the peculiarity of their privileges and government, to find enemies within and without their country, and that, in defence of those privileges and that government, they will be called upon for not less extraordinary efforts and examples of virtue and patriotism.Notwithstanding the many and peculiar arts of modern civilization, and the greater inducements for men to be wiser and better, we still find the same disposition in individuals and nations of men to deprive others of their private or national advantages which all history so clearly exhibits for our instruction. Hence the frequent and great errors committed, and the injustice suffered as a consequence, by relying too confidently on supposed "improvements" in the motives and circumstances of men. This truth - always to be said "more in sorrow than in anger" - calls the more loudly for caution and vigilance, and for still greater efforts on the part of those having important rights and interests to guard and defend, because it is the result of experience. The more valuable these rights and interests are, consequently, the more pains should be taken and the more powerful should be the means adopted for their preservation; and, when these are assailed or endangered, the greater efforts are necessary and the more numerous and remarkable should be the examples of patriotism and virtue.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.