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  • Joseph was an idealist and a doctrinaire, whose dream was to build up his ideal body politic; the first step toward which was to be the amalgamation of all his dominions into a common state under an absolute sovereign.
  • He at first adopted the views of the party known as doctrinaire, of which Royer-Collard was the philo- tr ° sophical chief.
  • He thus re- asserted realism, whose gospel reads, "In the beginning was appetite, passion, will," and has discredited the doctrinaire belief that ideas have original force of their own.
  • The Republicans were paean P P P P republic. men of culture and high character, but doctrinaire and unpractical, and they knew very little of the lower classes of their own country.
  • He was himself a strange incarnation at once of " doctrinaire liberalism and the old Habsburg autocracy.

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