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Great Quotes (i)

Hoping to make this a series of posts. I put tabs on pages of the books I read that have great quotes from great liberty minded people or pages from older books that have damming evidence that goes against the MSM narrative.
To start it off, I present an excerpt from Professor Gustav Cassel from the sixth Rhichard Cobden Lecture for 1934, pg. 26.
Titled, "From Protecionism Through Planned Economy to Dictatorship".
(some can be found on amazon)

"Economic dictatorship is much more dangerous than people believe. Once authoritative control has been established it will not always be possible to limit it to the economic domain. If we allow economic freedom and self reliance to be destroyed, the powers standing for Liberty will have lost so much in strength that they will not be able to offer any effective resistance against a progressive extension of such destruction to constitutional and public life generally. And if this resistance is gradually given up- perhaps without people ever realising what is actually going on- such fundamental values as personal liberty, freedom of thought and speech and independence of science are exposed to imminent danger. What stands to be lost is nothing less than the whole of that civilization that we have inherited from generations which once fought hard to lay its foundations and even gave their life for it. What they have accomplished and handed down to us is a precious inheritance, placing upon the present generation the commanding responsibility of maintaining such treasures intact for the benefit of future generations. This historical responsibility falls with its heaviest weight on those nations that have done most for the development of freedom and for the life and prosperity of which individual liberty has played the most dominant part. Among those nations I should first of all mention the British and the Swedish, and when I, as a swede, have the great privilege of addressing a distinguished British audience I think it is very much to the point that I finish this address by strongly emphasising our common responsibility for the conservation of the highest treasures of humanity."

(Keep in mind this lecture was given in 1934)



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