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Infamous publications

Posted by ESC on April 26, 2003

In Reply to: Infamous publications posted by Fred on April 26, 2003

: :
: : Hi,
: : I have some trouble in understanding the bracketd sentences. Could anybody do me a favor?

: : "Those infamous publications of the cheap press tend to disorganise the very frame of society... they inflame their [the poor's] passions and awaken their selfishness, (contrasting their present condition with what they contend to be their future condition - a condition incompatible with human nature, and with those immutable laws which Providence has established for the regualtion of civil society). "

: : Thanks a lot.

: Isn't it saying that some humans are necessarily servants?
: Maybe you should read some existentialists to
: balance this gloomy thought.

I think that's what it's saying. If the poor read these publications, they will forget their station in life.