May 14 2022
The Morality of the State
"The laws of a nation are therefore on the whole the expression of those objects which are of vital interest to human life, and all the institutions of society are of this nature. Those institutions are, like individual habits, the embodiment of the conclusions reached by society at a given time in regard to the conditions requisite for the fulfilment of the ultimate purpose of organised life, namely, the good, not of this or that individual, but of all the citizens."
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Watson, John. In The State in Peace and War, 212–216. Glasgow: J. Maclehose, 1919