The Improvement Era Volume 11

The Improvement Era Volume 11

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...was supposedly confined for the most part to Russia, and one or two other European countries whose people were supposed to have some grievances which nothing but such drastic measures would relieve them of. The manu facture, however, of bombs has'made its progress with all the ingenuity peculiar to other remarkable inventions of the age. They can be so constructed that they act with the precision of a clock and may be made to go off a certain minute of the night or day. They may be constructed so as to present a harmless appearance, and can be thrown or secreted where they are likely to do the desired damage to both life and property. A short time since the objects of these destructive missiles were supposed to be kings and other monarchs. Onlv recently, bomb-throwers made attempts upon the lives of the Emperor of Persia and the President of the Argentine republic. When aimed at crowned heads, some notoriety and publicity are given to the events; but what is most startling at the present time is the growing frequency with which bombs are aimed at the private citizen who may be the object of some personal pick. If the destructive use of the bomb continues to increase within the next ten or twenty years as it has increased within the past five, it will unquestionably create a guerrilla warfare upon our social institutions. Private revenge will take the place of the orderly adjustment by law. Warfare will likely be carried against capitalists and those who are supposed to occupy some superior advantage over their fellowmen, and upon whom their fellowmeu are in a large degree dependent for a livelihood. Along with the increased growth of bomb-throwing is the increase in the growth of class hatred, and who shall say where the terror of this more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867718
  • 9781236867711