But you say you are conservative – eminently conservative – while we are revolutionary, destructive, or something of the sort. What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution.
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|Birth:||2nd April, 1844|
|Death:||27th February, 1930|
|Profession:||Author, Publisher, Soldier|
George Haven Putnam was born in London, UK. He was an American soldier, publisher, and author. He served in the Civil War until he was captured by the Confederates in 1864; he retired with the rank of major. On his father's death he became head of G. P. Putnam's Sons. He was active in many civic and social causes. He organized the American Publishers' Copyright League in 1887 and led the successful battle for passage of an international copyright law in 1891. He wrote several books include: Books and Their Makers during the Middle Ages, Memories of My Youth, Memories of a Publisher, Some Memories of the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln.
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