The Radical Remedy in Social Science; An Earnest Essay on Pressing Problems

The Radical Remedy in Social Science; An Earnest Essay on Pressing Problems

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...denominated "sexual fraudulency," and described as "a base and moral crime, against which the whole body of the medical profession should protest," we begin to feel that here is a genuine, earnest, uncompromising Alphite; and we become more confirmed in this faith in reading "there is such a thing as moral restraint," "greater is the man that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city," "let the passions be kept down by athletics, hard.v mental work and industrial occupations," etc.; but read a little further, and read back again to analyze more closely his meaning, and we discover that the main power of his invective and argument has been directed against one I special, and perhaps the most objectionable method of l contraception, and against excess rather than moderation, ' of indulgence; and lastly, we find him actually suggesting a means of indulgence which may be unfruitful, for to the married who for good cause should avoid child THE RADICAL REMEDY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE. H bearing, he says, "methodize your conjugal relations," and i citing Mayer's "twelve-day rule " he admits "'within l l 1. '1 restraint, if not imperative wholly to practice it, but let it not be made an excuse or a cloak for fraudulcncy." This writer and the gentlemen who, in the discussion following, complimented him upon handling the subject " so moderately and chastely as to prevent any possible misconstruction on the part of any person of ordinary intelligence," did in fact dodge and talk round the sub-ject after the manner of all hypocrites, so that it is really diflicult for a person of ordinary intelligence to learn accurately what their opinions are in...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811593
  • 9781236811592