Gillingham F.C. is an English football club based in Gillingham, Kent.
The club was formed in 1893, and played in the Southern League until
1920, when its top division was absorbed into the Football League as its
new Division Three. The club was voted out of the league in favour of
Ipswich Town at the end of the 1937–38 season, but returned 12 years
later, when that league was expanded from 88 to 92 clubs. Twice in the
late 1980s Gillingham came close to winning promotion to the second tier
of English football, but a decline set in, and in 1993 the club narrowly
avoided relegation to the Football Conference. In 2000, the "Gills"
reached the second tier of the English league for the first time in the
club's history and went on to spend five seasons at this level,
achieving a club-record highest league finish of eleventh place in
2002–03. The club has twice won the fourth-level division in the
football league pyramid: the Football League Fourth Division
championship in 1963–64 and the Football League Two championship in
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It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else,
that prevents men from living freely and nobly. The State and Property
are the great embodiments of possessiveness; it is for this reason that
they are against life, and that they issue in war. Possession means
taking or keeping some good thing which another is prevented from
enjoying; creation means putting into the world a good thing which
otherwise no one would be able to enjoy. Since the material goods of the
world must be divided among the population, and since some men are by
nature brigands, there must be defensive possession, which will be
regulated, in a good community, by some principle of impersonal justice.
But all this is only the preface to a good life or good political
institutions, in which creation will altogether outweigh possession, and
distributive justice will exist as an uninteresting matter of course.
The supreme principle, both in politics and in private life, should be
to promote all that is creative, and so to diminish the impulses and
desires that center round possession.
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