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    George Smyth Baden- Powell
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1879 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III. YOUNG AND OLD SOCIETIES IN THEIR RELATION TO PROTECTION. § 1. Structural Developments are very Similar when they Occur, whether in Young or Old Societies -- § 2. Young Societies Differ greatly in Character and Antecedents: and there is Equal Variety amongst Old Societies -- § 3. But Young Societies, Capable of Protection, Stand in Intimate Relationship to Older Societies. § 1. Structural Developments are very Similar when they Occur, whether in Young or Old Societies. -- A sincere desire to adjust theory to practice makes it above all desirable to thoroughly explore the nature of the material that affords the matter-of-fact evidence on which we build our explanation of the actual And most theories of protection draw a line of demarcation, more or less hard and fast, between young and old communities. Such a division for many reasons fails to commend itself: the age of the particular community does not concern the motives or the results of any particular protective policies nearly so intimately as does the nature of the industry so protected. There is a comparative method ready to hand by which we propose to trace theeffects of protective policies on societies -- their age will enter solely in proportion as it has to do with the particular effect under discussion. We have most of us been struck with Herbert Spencer's exemplification of his theory of a science of society. He holds that though we can foretell, by means of observed knowledge, the normal development of the physical structure and functions of an infant, until it pass to manhood and old age : yet are we helpless to predict bi...  
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