The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 41 : January-June 1897 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 41: January-June 1897 I said, when reviewing the bimetallic issue, that if I had been a citizen of the United States I might possibly have voted for the Republican ticket, but without any strong feeling of certainty that I was on the right side. Bringing the other issues into account would not have made me more convinced of the soundness of the practical conclusion. Certainly I should have felt that the cries of robber and of anarchist, and the tall talk about'upsetting the foundations of society, on the one side, were as idle as the denunciations of vampire and bloodsucker on the other. The Republican party has triumphed, but, apart from the consideration of the currency question, it will have been seen that the issues involved are developments of that social struggle which requires attention in America no less than in Europe, which, unless treated in a more serious, intelligent, and sympathetic spirit than has lately been shown, may reappear in an uglier form in a future contest. I do not say in 1900, for the United States have great material resources, and a period of prosperity may remove the most pressing causes of discontent, and put to silence for a season the cries against injustice. But if prosperity may come, it must go, and with the reappearance of an adverse season, all the phenomena of social warfare must reappear in an aggravated form, unless something is done in the meanwhile'to bring back a larger measure of social peace. Recent experience has been a strong warn ing. The best friends of the American Republic must hope that the warning will not pass unheeded, because the sense of immediate danger has been overcome. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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