America and Her Problems

America and Her Problems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...which humanity has clamored untiringly since Prometheus's time. " I am glad I lived to see this," was the general remark made by our old peasants throughout the length and breadth of France. Though they said no more, the rest could be read in their tear-dimmed eyes. The meaning of what they had seen came to them, not clearly, but out of the depths of their souls. It was a belief that a great revulsion, the one great revulsion, was in preparation--the triumph of reason over brute force and of genius over violence. Who believed in such a triumph ten years ago? Who took it seriously? It was a mere joke. Exactly the same thing has happened with international justice, another dream which was put down as an impossibility in fact.1 1We cannot too often repeat that the 1914-1915 war confirms the dangers we have pointed out, and all our views. France at least has the satisfaction and the advantage of knowing that Next afternoon, after visiting the gardens, farm, poultryyard and stables, and casting a final glance on the lovely panorama of the Ohio, I finally embarked on the train that was to land us next morning at Washington, where I was to see President Taft and bring him news of his family and numerous friends at Cincinnati. Another attention paid me (what shall I become if people spoil me so?) was that Mr. Schmidlapp came with me, and Colonel Thompson, who was also returning to Washington, reserved a train for us, or at any rate two cars in the train, forming a traveling hotel, in which each of us had his room communicating with the parlor and, through the parlor, with the dining-room. 7. End of the First Part of My Campaign Thus ends the first part of my long campaign through the length and breadth of the United States. I return to Washington, my...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674391
  • 9781236674395