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A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology.
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Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
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At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hongkong, the British Crown Colony, will be restored to China. This is not only an event which will be celebrated by patriotic Chinese; any patriotic American should celebrate it as well.
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Confucianism strongly condemned the use of drugs like opium.
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From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty.
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Having denied that human nature is creative reason, Jefferson saw society and economics as based on fundamentally fixed relationships.
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In order for a society to survive, it must generate a sufficient level of physical production both to meet its current needs, and to produce a surplus for upgrading its productive powers.
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In The Law of Nations, Vattel establishes a system of law governing relations between nation-states, based on natural law.
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Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.
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Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies.
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The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians.
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The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire: the takeover and destruction of India, and the use of India to flood China with opium.
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The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth.
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The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium, shortly after taking over Bengal.
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The East India Company's domination of the Indian economy was based on its private army.
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The Eighteenth century was defined by the attempts of the financier oligarchy, or Venetian Party, then headquartered in England, to wipe out the modern nation-state.
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The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption.
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The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.
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The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz's influence was suppressed.
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Until 1820, the Company practiced a policy of limiting opium shipments to less than 5,000 chests, sufficient to gain substantial loot, but calculated so as not to provoke a response from the Chinese.
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Vattel locates the origin of private property in the increase in the population density, which necessitated the development of agriculture, to supersede a hunting and gathering society.
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Vattel shows that the nature of man requires that society be organized to develop agape in its members.
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Vattel's The Law of Nations, was the most influential book on the law of nations for 125 years following its publication.
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We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less.
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Were you to read the British press today, you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats.
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