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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Professor F. W. Newman, writing to the Land Nationalisation Society, says:

Professor F. W. Newman, writing to the Land Nationalisation Society, says:

"That the present laws of land cannot endure is certain, not only because we see them breaking down commercially, but also because they are peculiar to England. Many political economists write as if the English Land Tenure were the law of nature, normal to mankind, universal in the world. On the contrary, no colony consisting of Englishmen has such laws, nor has India, nor the American Union, nor any European State. You must go to the West Indies, where it is the legacy of slavery, to get the like of it. . . . The history of the gradual, stealthy, but really nefarious revolution, in which landlords, by their own legislative power and their influence over lawyers, changed themselves into land owners, needs to be popularised."