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Yale Law School

Faculty Scholarship Series

1951

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Tudor Social Transformation And Legal Change, Samuel E. Thorne Jan 1951

Tudor Social Transformation And Legal Change, Samuel E. Thorne

Faculty Scholarship Series

The century 1540-1640 in England was a period of profound
change, almost universally regarded as the dividing line between
the old and the new. At a point half-way in that hundred-year span
the educated Englishman's mind and world were still more than
half medieval; at its end they were more than half modern. Recent
work in fifteenth century agrarian history and investigations into
fifteenth century commerce and trade have blurred the black and
white of any abrupt transition from feudal to capitalist England
by emphasizing the non-feudal elements already at work in medieval
society and heralding its disintegration. In ...


Book Review: The Open Society And Its Enemies, Felix S. Cohen Jan 1951

Book Review: The Open Society And Its Enemies, Felix S. Cohen

Faculty Scholarship Series

DURING the Years of the Cold War it is well to remember the ancient
Chinese proverb: the first result of any war is that the adversaries adopt
each other's vices.
Today when the Open Society and its Enemies are locked in a bitter struggle,
it is painful to record how, step by step, each antagonist takes on the worst
features of its adversary. The Communist totalitarians who once denounced
capitalism for its huge expenditures on armaments, for its imperial control
of "backward" areas, for its long working hours, for its government control
of labor unions, and for the wide ...