Foreign Volume and a Statistical Mirror

Foreign Volume and a Statistical Mirror

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...European politics will take. But while the decision hangs fire, a beginning can be made toward paying the debt of the West to the Near East. The immediate problem of those tortured lands is not to be considered in terms of politics, but in terms of people. There are sick to be healed; hungry to be fed; naked to be clothed. The entire territory has been swept by war and massacre, plague and pestilence. Thousands of men and women and children, always near the poverty line, are destitute. In Armenia there are 400,000 orphans. Thousands of Christian families, driven from their homes by the Turks, are destitute in Russia. The entire Near East is, and will be for years to come, a field for relief work. What more striking demonstration of Christianity can America give the Moslem than to aid in the reconstruction of the lands for whose failure to progress the Western world is so largely responsible? TURKEY URKEY is bankrupt financially. No estimates are available of the present national debt, but in August, 1918, it had reached almost $485,000,000--a little over $50 an inhabitant. Turkey probably will never again regain the subject lands which it so long oppressedArmenia, Kurdistan, Mesopotamia, Syria and Palestine. To the Turks will be left probably nothing more than the peninsula bounded by the Black Sea, the Aegean and the Mediterranean. Turkey is morally bankrupt. Who can say that Turkey's present misfortune may not be traced to a national lack of character, the fruit of years of adherence to a degraded Mohammedanism that makes virtues of lust and bloodshed? CONFUSION OF PEOPLES URKEY is the centuries-old bridge between Europe and Asia. For more than two thousand years the commerce and civilization of two continents have passed and...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879163
  • 9781236879165