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One of many significant works of the hot American Marxism, Wright’s publication attracts a difficult new type map of the USA and different, related, complicated capitalist international locations this present day. It additionally discusses a number of the classical theories of monetary trouble within the West and their relevance to the present recession, and contrasts the best way the foremost political challenge of forms used to be faced via nice antagonists—Weber and Lenin. A concluding essay brings jointly the sensible classes of those theoretical analyses, in an exam of the issues of left governments coming to strength in capitalist states.
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42 Thomson points out that if the editor had been Philips, it is unlikely that he would have included Mallet’s version of ‘William and Margaret’ without an acknowledgment. While Thomson expressed little hope about the possibility of ever positively identifying the editor of the Collection, that does not preclude us from forming a more complete picture of his political identity, which brings us to the editor’s introduction to the ‘Princely Song’ in Volume Three. The editor provides a lengthy history of Richard’s reign and then purports to separate fact from fiction and to correct the misleading ‘romantick’ notions connected with it: The Story of the King’s Reign to an unprejudic’d reader, must appear very romantick; yet, spite of this, he is cry’d up by the legend Writers for his holy Expedition.
143 This chapter demonstrates that the ‘Harmodium Melos’ functioned as an emblematic political song in the eighteenth century in both scholarship and in the context of the club culture of political associations, a point which has not 26 The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795 been noted in ballad scholarship. Political songs that were influenced by its iconography continued to have the function that Lowth identified in the context of the Revolution Society and in radical and political culture in 1789.
71 As with ‘God Save the King’, discussed in the next chapter, ‘Rule Britannia’ achieved a status akin to a national anthem in the eighteenth century, and Mallet’s involvement in Alfred lends support to Thompson and Hood’s suggestion that he was the editor of the Collection. The composite identity of King Alfred and Prince Frederick further demonstrates the potency and politicization of Rapin’s history at this time. David Hume took a very dim view of Rapin’s ‘Old Whig’ partiality and styled his own history against this as impartial and more disinterested.