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(1798 - 1874) ~ Early American Individualist Anarchist Publisher and Writer : Equally notable as an inventive genius, a social philosopher, and a peaceful revolutionist, Josiah Warren stands forth, by descent, by his practical, all-round talents, by the force of an earnest life's work, as an American of the sturdy pioneer type whose brawn and brains have formed the true foundation of the republic. (From : William Bailie Bio.)
• "It is worse than useless, it is calamitous, to legislate as if it were possible to divest ourselves of this involuntary instinct of self- preservation or self-sovereignty, and those who accept or act on such pledge commit as great an error as those who give it, and all contracts to this effect being impossible of fulfillment are null and void." (From : "True Civilization," by Josiah Warren.)
• "It is not till after long and painful experience and study that we discover that the precedents, traditions, authorities, and fictions upon which society has been allowed to grow up, do not coincide with each other, nor with the great unconquerable primitive or divine laws." (From : "True Civilization," by Josiah Warren.)
• "Primitive nature insists on an Individuality in a personal lead, and it is in vain for us to contend against it." (From : "True Civilization," by Josiah Warren.)

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Preface

True Civilization.

Warren, Josiah

(1863) Boston, Mass.

PREFACE.

    The present condition of our country, and of many other parts of the world, calls out and places before us, as in a panorama, whatever there is of thought; whatever there has been of progress or retrogression, and displays to us at a simple glance, as it were, the present state of civilization in so vivid a manner that we are enabled to weigh and estimate what we have and what we need with a degree of certainty that, in a state of repose, no one's lifetime might enable him to measure; and which may reasonably inspire even the humble with a boldness suited to the time, and with a hope that discoveries indispensable to true civilization, that could scarcely gain a single ear while the adversities of life could be borne, may now receive some attention where all confidence in the tried is lost.

TABLE OF REFERENCE.


 
CHAPTER 1: GOVERNMENT AND ITS TRUE FUNCTION.
CHAPTER 2: SELF-PRESERVATION.
CHAPTER 3: PROBING CIVILIZATION.
CHAPTER 4: THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENTS
CHAPTER 5: ORGANIZATION AND CO-OPERATION...
CONCLUSION
CAUTION TO THE READER.-- See Introduction to Chapter 1.
Paragraphs 259, 274, 347, 558.
ISSUES OF THE PRESENT WAR AND OF THE AGE.--
Par. 19, 20, 25, 28, 33, 36, 42, 43 to 46, 108, 118 to 122, 128, 129, 132, 134, 136, 140, 141, 146, 148 to 150, 151, 154, 155, 187, 188, 218, 240 to 242, 279, 301, 362, 440, 451, 511 to 521, 531, 536, 544 to 550.
ROOTS OF CONFUSION AND VIOLENCE.--
Par. 1, 14, 35, 104, 116 to 118, 121, 124 to 127, 145, 148 to 156, 158, 161, 173 to 178, 186, 187, 190 to 196, 202, 205, 208, 219 to 224, 226, 268 to 270, 277, 278, 287, 301, 303, 309 to 317, 322 to 327, 328 to 332, 335 to 340, 351, 352, 359 to 361, 363, 366, 367, 369, 384, 388 to 394, 397 to 399, 400 to 402, 406, 416, 451, 481 to 496, 503, 508, 509, 515, 530, 534, 546, 549.
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, Importance of.-- Par. 40, 125,
137, 342, 449, 490 to 494, 499, 523, 524, 531.
EQUITABLE MONEY.--WHAT MONEY OUGHT TO BE.--
Par. 230 to 245, 274, 424, 529 to 532, 562. See Specimen, page 185.
BARBARISM, THE MODEL OF PRESENT CIVILIZATION.--
Par. 103 to 106, 112 to 116, 118, 119, 130, 159, 164, 168 to 171, 175, 180, 269.
TRUE FORM AND FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT.-- Par. 2 to
4, 9, 17, 18, 22, 42, 43, 46, 48 to 51, 57, 59, 62, 70, 143, 146, 157, 332 to 335, 461, 508, 511, 512, 537 to 541, 544 to 546.
REBELLION IMPOSSIBLE AGAINST A GOVERNMENT
RIGHTLY CONSTITUTED.-- Par. 28, 36, 469 to 474.
INDIVIDUALITY, THE GREAT DIVINE LAW OF ORDER,
SECURITY, PEACE, AND SUCCESS. -- Par. 10, 38, 71, 162, 166, 167, 341, 350 to 352, 368, 384, 388, 396, 434 to 439, 441, 451, 452, 475, 479 to 483, 491 to 500, 502, 503, 505, 508, 509, 511, 513, 514, 516, 519, 520, 523, 529, 546, 554 to 557.
ABOLITION OF ALL FORMS OF SLAVERY BY THE PRINCIPLE
OF EQUIVALENTS.-- Par. 242, 285.
THE MOST DISASTROUS ERROR OF HUMAN SOCIETY IS
CLANSHIP, "UNIONS" OR COMMUNISM OF INTERESTS.-- Par. 116 to 141, 144, 148 to 154, 161 to 167, 322 to 332, 335 to 340, 344, 436, 438, 439, 452, 490 to 500, 501, 503, 512.
INALIENABLE RIGHTS.-- Par. 1, 2, 35, 360.
DEFECTS OF VERBAL RULES.-- Par. 10, 23, 24, 388 to 405, 566.
DISCRIMINATION, THE GREAT BALANCE-WHEEL TO
TRUE CIVILIZATION.-- Par. 4 to 9, 22, 33, 346, 490 to 495, 510.
FATAL ERRORS AND DEFECTS.-- Par. 14, 19, 20, 23, 29, 35,
44, 54, 104, 106, 116 to 118, 121, 122, 124, 125, 130, 144, 148, 152 to 155, 158, 161, 173, 174, 178, 187, 228, 268, 287, 322 to 332, 335 to 340, 341, 344 to 346, 353, 355, 356, 358, 359, 362, 363, 366, 369, 384, 387 to 395, 397 to 400, 401, 402, 406, 440, 448, 451, 490, 511, 513, 514, 530, 534, 537 to 543, 546 to 549.
IMPORTANT FUNDAMENTAL FACTS.--
Par. 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 21, 22, 24, 25, 33 to 36, 38, 48, 49, 60, 61, 64, 75, 76, 82, 106, 110, 116, 144, 145, 171 to 179, 184 to 186, 239, 245, 258, 270, 273, 275, 276, 286, 287, 290 to 300, 301, 303 to 305, 309, 310, 312 to 316, 317 to 319, 322 to 327. See Roots of Confusion. 344, 346, 351 to 353, 357 to 363, 367, 369, 384, 388 to 397, 403 to 413, 416, 419, 420, 426 to 429, 431, 442, 445, 449 to 451, 465 to 496, 503, 504, 508, 509, 511 to 515, 517, 518, 521 to 524, 528 to 530, 533, 534, 536, 551, 554 to 566, 568.
EQUITABLE COMPENSATION FOR LABOR.-- Par. 183 to 234, 246, 247, 264 to 269, 274.
COMPETITION DEPRIVED OF ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER
AND CONVERTED INTO A BENEFICIENT AND IRRESISTIBLE REGULATOR, BY THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENTS.--Par. 280 to 286, 288, 290, 299, 304 to 308.
MEANS TO BE EMPLOYED FOR TRUE CIVILIZATION.--
Par. 2, 17, 18, 21, 25, 26, 32, 42 to 46, 49, 53, 55, 56, 58, 63 to 74, 80, 81, 107 to 109, 129, 131, 132, 134, 135, 139, 140, 143, 160, 161, 163, 188, 198, 200, 206, 225 to 227, 238, 242, 247, 273 to 275, 282 to 287, 290, 300, 302, 304, 318, 322 to 327, 342, 349 to 352, 355, 356, 364, 379, 382, 383, 407, 415, 417, 421 to 425, 428, 430, 433 to 442, 452 to 458, 461, 464 to 468, 478, 497, 498, 503 to 505, 508, 511 to 513, 516, 518, 522, 523, 526, 531 to 533, 536, 544 to 546, 550, 556, 567 to 569.
THE INTERESTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL HARMONIZED
WITH THE INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC, OR CO-OPERATION.-- Par. 227 to 258, 272.
THE INDESTRUCTIBLE INSTINCT OF SELF-PRESERVATION
OR INDIVIDUAL, SOVEREIGNTY, BEING UNDERSTOOD, AND BORNE IN MIND, BECOMES THE LONG-NEEDED REGULATOR OF HUMAN INTERCOURSE.-- Par. 2, 3, 7, 16, 19, 21, 23, 36, 70 to 72, 76, 134, 139, 145, 349, 354, 360, 361, 380, 381, 407 to 413, 449 to 452, 469 to 472, 475, 516, 523, 536, 544 to 546, 556.
EQUITABLE EDUCATION.-- Par. 305 to 308.
OBSTACLES TO TRUE CIVILIZATION.-- Par. 299, 323, 338, 476, 479, 501.
DELIBERATIVE COUNCILS AND THEIR TRUE FUNCTION.
-- Par. 63 to 76, 327, 332, 461, 568.
THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENTS.-- Par. 183 to 234.
TRUE FUNCTION OF LEADERSHIP.-- Par. 16, 349 to 351, 364,
365, 367, 370, 378, 385.
LEADER DISTINGUISHED FROM TYRANT.-- Par. 16, 349 to
352, 363.
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ANSWERED.-- Par. 4, 23, 25, 26, 289
to 300, 305 to 308, 371, 372, 446 to 458, 518.
PREVENTION AND RESTRAINT DISTINGUISHED FROM
PUNISHMENT. -- Par. 4 to 6, 29, 30, 64, 65.
THE TRUE "BALANCE OF POWER."-- Par. 48, 181, 182, 240, 244, 536.
DEFECTS OF COMMON MONEY AND COMMERCE.-- Par.
168, 169, 171 to 174, 176, 177, 186, 187, 287.
CONCENTRATED CAPITAL.-- Par. 275.
UNCONSCIOUS EXERCISE OF SELF-SOVEREIGNTY.-- Par. 3, 24, 360, 409.
DISINTEGRATION THE SCIENTIFIC REMEDY FOR CONFUSION,
AND PREVENTIVE OF VIOLENCE.-- Par. 77,128,162,164 to 167, 246, 322, 355, 434 to 438, 440, 441, 481 to 500, 509, 511, 512, 519, 523, 548, 549.
INTEREST ON MONEY.-- Par. 221 to 224, 260, 261, 264 to 269.
WHAT CONSTITUTES INVASION.-- Par. 372 to 376.
THE LEGITIMATE SPHERE OF SOVEREIGNTY.-- Par. 10 to 12, 354, 357, 360, 378, 379, 381, 428, 470, 487, 508, 557.
EQUITABLE MERCHANDISING.-- Par. 246, 247, 282 to 285.
PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATION OF EQUITABLE FREEDOM.
-- Par. 20, 83, 145, 258, 259, 384, 386, 408 to 415, 421, 525, 527, 528, 564 to 567.
EXPEDIENTS DISTINGUISHED FROM PRINCIPLES.-- Par. 4 to 9, 372.
VALIDITY OF CONTRACTS.-- 386, 387, 446 to 470.
LEGITIMATE RESISTANCE OF WRONGS.-- Par. 4 to 7, 9, 22, 36, 372, 373, 375 to 377.
DISCIPLINE RECONCILED WITH FREEDOM.--Par. 23, 26, 27, 36, 39, 40, 54, 386.
ORGANIZATION AND HARMONIC CO-OPERATION WITHOUT
SECTISM OR CLANSHIP, AND WITHOUT CONFLICT WITH EQUITAB1E FREEDOM.-- Par. 227 to 258, 272, 288, 348 to 355, 382, 384 to 387, 421 to 424, 526.
FIRST STEPS TOWARDS TRUE ORDER AND PROSPERITY.
-- Par. 53, 56, 63, 66 to 73, 146, 160, 161, 164, 527, 567 to 569.

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