Slightly abbreviated text from:
Lester Frank Ward, "The Psychic Factors of Civilization",
chap. 38, pp. 313-330, Boston, U.S.A., Ginn & Company Publishers, 1893,
as reprinted in:
John Buck and Sharon Villines, "We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy", app. A, Washington, DC, U.S.A.,
Sociocracy.Info Press, 2007 (http://www.sociocracy.info).