The Gospel of the Kingdom Volume 9

The Gospel of the Kingdom Volume 9

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...out of the introduction of new factors into an ancient, carefully adjusted social system, in which the individual has accounted for relatively little and has had little chance to improve his condition. The old factors and the new were sketched in the last lesson. To this statement should be added certain specific social evils and certain lacks for the satisfactory solution of the social problems. General Social Evils.--There arc certain evils, affecting individuals and limiting social development, which are generally prevalent throughout the Orient. 1. Ignorance.--This is not the same as illiteracy, and yet the illiterate are usually ignorant, and illiteracy roughly measures the amount of dense ignorance. No statistics are available except for British India and Japan, and the latter country is the only one of large area in the East in which anything approaching compulsory elementary education has been secured. With the present tendency toward democratizing the State and the demand for larger rights of self-government, this ignorance is a serious danger. The stronger the demand for a larger measure of political power, the greater the need of removing this ignorance. 2. Poverty Closely connected with ignorance is poverty. While there is much wealth in certain hands in India and China, yet the mass of the people are poor almost beyond the imagination of a Westerner. Millions in India and China are L?ver sufficiently nourished, and frightfully large numbers are always on the verge of starvation. In India half as many people as the entire population of the United States lie down every night hungry, after having had but one scanty meal or at the most two meagre meals during the day. And there is similar poverty in China. This is due chiefly to more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538072
  • 9781236538079