Excerpt from Pillory and Witness-Box Fearless books - 'books that fight - are rare in our day. They are rarest in our land. In America moral cowardice gnaws at the spinal nerve of the nation - as if to lower and annul even the animal courage of the American to a mere reflex action of unbridled in: stinct. This primitive strain in the American is still so strong, that our masses will always respond to the crudest emotional stimuli. Every demagogue and ims poster kws the formula for these stimuli - the ready spells whereby he may work upon the simple soul of these masses, rich or poor, educated or illiterate. So easy is the trick and its success so sure, that to gull, betray or stampede the public has become a system - almost a science. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.