Roycroft Volume 1-2

Roycroft Volume 1-2

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...are educated, who will supply them with cultivators for six days a week and Fords for Sunday, with Sears-Roebuck Catalogues and Victrolas, and sevenreel "Features"; who will give them the vote and choice of twentyseven different religions; who will supply Heinz' Beans and Corned Beef and Cabbage and Coca Cola. C This prosaic picture may disgust the Dreamers (and that's all right!)--but when 95 per cent of the Russian people get through shaking the Stardust off the stars that's what they are going forward to. (And that's all right too!) Though Revolutions are warming, they are not very filling. As for the kind offices of the Revolutionary Leaders in the Reconstruction Period to come, why even a child knows that the first requirement for a Social Revolutionist is that he be unable to make an ordinary living for himself. How then can he be expected to make a living for a Nation? M M He can write its Laws, or make its Speeches, or sing its Songs or lead its Parades, or " indict the Existing Order," but his feet were never so near the ground he was able to look in at the pantry window, or acquaint himself with the needs of the potato-barrel or coal-bin. The men who will save Russia for the Russians will be materialists. They will do the work because there will be something in it for them. They will not be Englishmen, or Germans, or Americans; not necessarily. My reference to Heinz' Beans was a poetical reference. Probably they will be Russians. Without sacrilege I venture some of the gentlemen of the Revolution will aid. They will be masters, overlords. That is to say, they will restore order. Common men will drop into the places reserved for common men. Men with ability will move up. Energy, intelligence, thrift, industry will be...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562836
  • 9781236562838