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THE

SOCIAL SCIENCE REVIEW.

JANUARY, 1865.

Page.

I. GOVERNMENT-PART I.,

MR. FESSENDEN'S REPORT,
III. HERBERT SPENCER,
IV. MR. ABOUT'S PROGRES,
V. THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY,

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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by

ALEX. DELMAR AND SIMON STERN, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New-York.

THE

SOCIAL SCIENCE REVIEW:

A JOURNAL OF

POLITICAL ECONOMY AND STATISTICS.

JANUARY, 18 6 5.

GOVERNMENT.

PART I.

The fearful trials through which the people of the United States are now passing, and the important consequences they are sure to entail on the present and future generations, ought to convince every thinking man that the science of Government, i. e., the knowledge of the natural laws that control human governments, has not been sufficiently studied and analyzed. We therefore propose to examine the subject of Government, from a purely scientific point of view, divesting ourselves as far as possible from all party biases or prejudices, and from preconceived opinions. We seek truth on this, as on every other subject, for its own sake, ready to follow it wherever it inay lead, and willing to accept any logical conclusion it may establish, religiously believing that a knowledge of truth and of natural laws, will destroy error and evil, and lead to the general well-being and progress of all.

We approach this vast and important subject almost with awe, for to do it justice requires not only the successful elim

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