The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 529
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ventions under Article V of the Constitution to deal with various
matters, as for example, women's suffrage.
He devotes ample space to showing how lopsided our so-called
democratic constitutional government has become under the
stresses of the time-how the combination of executive and senate
has come to control the activities of the state and how helpless
the people are under a form of dictatorship, which the author
hesitated to call dictatorship. This writer, however, has no fears
to call a spade a spade. The control of foreign affairs by the Senate
and by the President today appears to be the most alarming
aspect of government. How can the people once more regain
control of this all-important function of government?
Mr. Lloyd hopes for an awakening among the people to such
an extent that they will once more take possession of the govern-
ment, which belongs to them in the strict terms of democracy.
He thinks with the right direction a world-state is possible. No
doubt it could be brought into existence if the marshalling of
forces could be centered in one hand. But that hand is non-
This writer has great praise for Mr. Lloyd's study, but the
philosophy underlying it is not for time-serving politicians, nor
more is it for poor drivelings who struggle for daily bread. Man-
kind, alas, runs too much on its belly to reach in any foreseeable
time so amazing a stage as a World Democratic State. The Muse
of History stands aside, tongue in cheek.
WALTER F. MCCALEB
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952, periodical, 1952; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101139/m1/639/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.