mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long
ago. The theory is plain enough; but they are prone to mischief,
"to every good work reprobate."
||Man is a toad-eating animal. The
admiration of power in others is as common to man as the love of
it in himself: the one makes him a tyrant, the other a slave.
Yesterday I announced on this place that I
had started uploading my edition of Hazlitt's "Political
Essays", that I myself just recently found, and hope to edit
all for my site.
Today I have only to add that I redid what I uploaded yesterday (the
conventions of Firefox and MS Internet Explorer for html-tables
differ, it seems) and added some more, including the beginning of
I also much like to comment the texts, but my health is barely enough
- if that - for what I am doing, and Google made such an awful mess of
the txt version of the "Political
Essays" that I am forced to switch between html, txt and pdf
to get a decent edition in html, and cannot at all proceed fast, as
the pdf file consists of images, and the associated txt file probably
spells more wrong than right.
Then again, since these texts are new for me... it is truly great prose and
great and very courageous satire as well, so I think I ought to do
this if I can do it at all, if only because very probably nobody else
will do it, as with so much I did, and indeed also with so much I could not do
and was not allowed to do,
I spoke the truth in Holland, where what remained of my health was
destroyed on purpose for just that reason.
P.S. I suppose the present text is faultless enough, which I
remark because I have today and yesterday corrected too much in the
text I am editing for my wellbeing.