The Cult of Incompetence translated from the French by Beatrice Barstow, with an introduction by Thomas MacKay

Faguet, Emile

Published by John Murray, 1911
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236p., 4p. ads, first British edition 7.5x5 inch red cloth boards spine-titled gilt, panelled blind; some silverfishing of covers, extremities worn with fraying at corner tips and, with crimping also, at the head. Hinges crackle a little but seem sound. Good copy, easy to handle. French critique of the English "'demophil aristocracy' raised to power by an 'aristocracy-respecting democracy'" --see p.2. Sample quote, from p.189: "The official also is incompetent, though less and less often, in respect of moral worth. By the exercise of intellectual obedience, he has been trained to moral obedience also and he is little disposed to assert his independence. Observe how everything tends to this end. This method of co-opting officials by means of elimination, as I have said, operates only, as I have also shown, at the outset ot the official's career. From this moment onwards the functionary must depend on the Government only". Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Cult of Incompetence translated from the...
Publisher: John Murray
Publication Date: 1911

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Faguet, Émile, 1847-1916.
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Book Description ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1912 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 153782137

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Faguet, Emile, 1847-1916. [Le culte de l'incompetence, 1910. English]
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Book Description New York: 1916., E. P. Dutton, 1916. Hardcover. [5], 244 p.; 19 cm. Good orig. green cloth. Backstrip faded, chipped at crown. Seller Inventory # 010904

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