The Neglected (I) Carlyle’s Political Philosophy: Towards a Theory of Catch‐ All Extremism

@article{Mendilow1983TheN,
  title={The Neglected (I) Carlyle’s Political Philosophy: Towards a Theory of Catch‐ All Extremism},
  author={Jonathan Mendilow},
  journal={Government and Opposition},
  year={1983},
  volume={18},
  pages={68 - 87}
}
IT IS A TRUISM TO STATE THAT ALL AGES ARE AGES OF TRANsition, and that the clash of tradition and experiment never ceases. Nevertheless, there are periods when history seems to collapse in on itself, and the time-span of change so contracts that revolution, not only political, becomes almost a norm. Since the Industrial Revolution many writers have dealt with the ideological reaction to the predicaments of rapid social change. J. S. Mill described the English public of his day as caught between… 
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