Today and Tomorrow Volume 14 Society and the State: Archon or the Future of Government Cain or the Future of Crime Solon or the Price of Justice Lycurgus, or the Future of the Law Fortuna, or Chance and Design

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Fyfe, Godwin, Harvey, Haynes, Young

Published April 1, 2008
Reference - 486 Pages
ISBN 9780415463256 - CAT# RU53731

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Archon or the Future of Government

Hamilton Fyfe

Originally published in 1927

"This is a good essay on the nature of government, or politics." Economic Review

"Writes with a wide experience and an intimate knowledge". Daily Herald.

This volume surveys the methods of government in the past and considers the conditions of government in the world of the early twentieth century. It predicts a system under which the affairs of communities will be managed by people specially trained for the job.



Cain, or the Future of Crime

George Godwin

Originally published in 1928.

"Compels the reader to think…" Saturday Review

"…makes out a strong case against the stupidity and cruelty of our present dealings with crime." Evening Standard

In this volume the criminal is considered as curable and incurable; and the duty of Society to cure, in the one case and its right to destroy in the other, is discussed. Arguing that psychology is the rational instrument in the treatment of delinquency the volume then envisages criminal courts divested of power of punishment.



Solon or the Price of Justice

C P Harvey

Originally published in 1931.

This volume calls attention to the exorbitant expense of civil actions. A scholarly review of the historical causes of this is followed by examination of the various solutions that have been proposed.



Lycurgus or the Future of Law

E S P Haynes

Originally published in 1925

"A thoughtful book – deserves careful reading…" Law Times

"A humane and conscientious investigation." T P’s Weekly


This volume provides an analysis of the Law in England of the 1920s?? and deals with legislation, the law courts, criminal law, family law, land-laws, costs, international law, and individual liberty.




Or Chance and Design

Norwood Young

Originally published in 1929

"Ingenious. His study of the "laws of chance" are not meant for those who wish to acquire sudden fortunes." T P’s Weekly.

A philosophical essay on the subject of chance which is illustrated with examples from evolution, religion, economics and gambling.

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