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G.A. Henty Books

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by Clyde, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Our family has young readers and we challenge them with quality books. Currently we are reading, The Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal, the following is a quote from the book that was applicable throughout history as it is today:

    It seems to be the fate of all nations that, as they grow in wealth, so they lose their manly virtues. With wealth comes corruption, indolence, a reluctance to make sacrifices, and a weakening of the feeling of patriotism. Power falls into the hands of the ignorant many. Instead of the destinies of the country being swayed by the wisest and best, a fickle multitude, swayed by interested demagogues, assumes the direction of affairs, and the result is inevitable -- wasted powers, gross mismanagement, final ruin." -- Hamilcar​

    A bit about Henty: G. A. Henty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amazon.com: The Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal (9781890623012): G. A. Henty: Books
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