The Textile American Volume 7-8

The Textile American Volume 7-8

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...analysis human nature will be found to be pretty much the same among leading civilized nations. Just at present, however, the people of Europe have some reasonable, if not substantial, grounds for an unfavorable opinion of the business integrity of Americans. Why should they value or be expected to value us more highly than we appear to value ourselves? In the face of wholesale publ'c denunciation by some of our people, of men, methods and things in our own country, not only the foreigner but the patriotic American may well question whether there is anythins: right in us. Rights of property have been threatened. Restrictions upon the accumulation of wealth, which would abolish onegreat stimulus to industry', have been proposed. The revenue system under which we have enjoyed a common prosperity and a phenomenal national development has been characterized as a corrupter of morals, the parent of wicked trusts and monopolies. The products of one of our greatest exporting industries, and the methods of their manufacture have been so assailed and condemned by high authority as to impair their sale at home as well as abroad. Ministers of the gospel of peace and goodwill in churches supported by industrial earnings denounce from the pulpit what they are pleased to term, "the Spirit of Commercialism," alleging that it has contaminated every department of active life. Then there are others who allege that our material prosperity is accompanied by great evils, which we have to fear and from which we should pray for deliverance. The whole nation is kept in a constant state of unrest by an army of agitators, most of them under the guise of reformers. They have become so virulent, unreasonable and blatant as to deserve to be condemned as...show more

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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 780g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757084
  • 9781236757081