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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 825 of Paul Johnson’s 1991 book, The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830:

The British had a long tradition of respect for personal liberty, imperfectly followed at times but always deep, and it was reinforced by an interpretation of Christianity which saw all human beings as essentially individuals, to be treated as such, and not as raw material for schemes, however well meaning, which handled them as though they were sand or earth or stones, to be shifted about by governmental machines.