Here and Hereafter – a book by Leon Denis in pdf

HereAndHereafterA reader of this blog has found Leon Denis’ book, Here and Hereafter, in pdf format.

Here is the link – Here and Hereafter.

I have just started to look at some sections of the book, but one topic, Social Problems, caught my interest. In it, he wrote, about the differences of equity between social classes and the solutions found (in his time at the beginnings of the 1900’s), which are still true today.

“Our institutions may change in form, but they can never rid us of those evils that are inherent in our imperfect nature. The happiness of man does not depend upon political changes, revolutions or any other social modifications. So long as society remains corrupt , even so will its institutions be, no matter how many changes may intervene. The only remedy lies in that moral transformation to which the higher teaching shows us the way. If man would but bestow upon this task a little of that passionate interest which he devotes to politics, if he would only pluck from his heart the root of his ailment, then would social iniquity soon cease to exist.” [Here and Hereafter, Leon Denis, p.161]

Therefore, whatever forms of government that we anticipate would bring us social nirvana, all would fail because of the current level of human nature. Until our base nature changes, whatever form of government comes upon us, it will always degenerate into a corrupt facsimile of itself.

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