In these trying times one might gain a modicum of serenity by perusing Nock's little
masterpiece, Our Enemy, the State. If you get bogged down in the
middle of this, please skip to Nock's closing pages (Sections II and III) for spiritual
* Jewish religious scriptures contain a number of remnant references. Isaiah's prophecy with regard to the remnant was cited by Matthew Arnold in a talk made during his visit to the United States. Arnold's remarks were subsequently published as an essay, "Numbers; or The Majority and The Remnant", in Discourses in America (London: MacMillan & Co., 1912). Digitalized by Microsoft Corp., the entire essay can be read here (pp. 1-72).