Stevens Indicator Volume 35

Stevens Indicator Volume 35

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...valley, on one side, was this British army representing the modern democratic spirit as we understand it, and on the other side, speaking generally, were the relics and remains of these four nations. Now, why were there relics on one side and human beings on the other? It could not have been but for a contrast in conditions. Each one of those four nations predicated its present and then future on a similar proposition. The same thing is being contended for to-day, and that is, that no human being has an inherent right of any kind whatever that did not come by virtue of favor from some kind of a power that ran an army; that no one had a right except the one that ran that army, no matter how he got it, and therefore that army and those people who ran that army came, in the course of events, to be in the minority; and when you add to that the enervating effect of physical luxury and of physical dissipation and the corroding effect of absolute authority, it is easy to understand why those governments fell. Therefore in that same valley started and will conclude the great world problem started by the Crucifixion. Now, where did that civilization go? Where was its next stopping place? I can only speak briefly and generally. It went to Greece, and Greece added much to civilization. She added mathematics, philosophy, much art, some science, much literature, and one of her cities conquered the world, Athens, as we all know. Well, why didn't Athens keep the world conquered? Why was it that all these conquering nations were overcome. Not from the outside, but from the inside. The reason for Athens is perfectly clear. There were but thirty thousand people there of admitted rights. Thirty thousand free citizens of Athens--everybody else had qualified...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898362
  • 9781236898364