Nockian Excerpts

Excerpted from Nock's Prose


[George] had none of the well-rounded cultural experience which bears in due measure and proportion on all five of humanity's fundamental instincts; the instinct of expansion, the instinct of intellectual knowledge, of religion and morals, of beauty and poetry, of social life and manners.

The earth moved around the sun as regularly after Galileo's recantation as it did before. The validity of Social Statics[by Herbert Spencer] and of Progress and Poverty[by Henry George] would remain unimpaired today if their authors had disavowed every line of them. They are, taken together, the complete formulation of the philosophy of human freedom; the one complements the other. Nothing substantial has ever been said against either of them; nothing can be said.

from "Henry George: An Essay"


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