The Bulletin of the Washington University Association Volume 9

The Bulletin of the Washington University Association Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... which are tending to fill it up are the more effective. This signifies that the lake is not a permanent body of water, or that its life is limited to a short period in the geological scale of time. When sediments have filled the depression occupied by the lake to the present level of the water, marshy conditions will prevail, and the bottom will be protected from erosion by an abundant growth of vegetation. At some still remoter period, the depression will be completely filled, and the present site of Creve Coeur lake will be merely a part of the low, level flood plain of the Missouri river. EDUCATION DOWNWARD Orro HELLER, Professor of the German Language and Literature, Washington University. For thoughtful persons the happiest omen of our national future is the noticeable change that is taking place in the conception of patriotism; a transition, namely, from the unreasoning, vociferous eulogy of whatever is or calls itself American, whether good or bad, to a more modestly, critically, withal sincerely patriotic spirit. We are growing--at one and the same time--less intolerant of our critics and more disposed to a bolder exercise of our reputed right to express our own opinion. An early manifestation of the growth of national self-criticism goes vulgarly by the name of "muck-raking." This healthy, if not altogether cleanly, sport has turned up with ease some of the worst disorders of our civic and commercial life. And yet the pessimist minority who perceive the nation as sliding rapidly down the sure path of self-destruction would find little food for their black humor were they to reflect on the inspiriting causes of "muck-raking" and the good work already accomplished, or were they to search deeper into our...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782283
  • 9781236782281