One of the great aspects of electronic literature is the statistical information provided by linked users. Before e-book readers like the Kindle and Nook, there was no practical way to share information like commonly highlighted passages. Now, it is as easy as a flip of the switch. Here is a list of the most popular passages from the book as of June 30, 2011 (it’s also a good summary of the theory):
It is a truth widely recognized that tyranny stems from the consent of the governed as much as democracy does.
In short, self-rule is workable only when a people are self-sufficient enough to reject the hierarchic system as it stands.
As Molina found, the irony of collective ownership is that it spurs more selfishness than does private ownership.
Communal ownership means that all benefit for a short time; private ownership means that few people benefit over the course of an extended period of time.
It is not a leap to suggest that all of the distinctive advances made between 1500 and today, for better or worse, were directly or indirectly brought about by the dissolution of feudal bonds and the rise of individual autonomy.
Compare with two years ago: http://ranqit.com/juggernautcometh/blog/?p=494