Yackety Yack, 1918, Vol. 18 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Yackety Yack, 1918, Vol. 18 One effect of the Great War has been that it' has brought all things to test. This test is not merely of physical courage and endurance, of the spirit of heroism, of the. Willingness to fight and, if need be, to die for that something not ourselves that is identified with justice and right; it is also a test of our conceptions of democracy, of our fitness to champion the ideals which humanity, through a long and painful evolution, has set up against arbitrary and pitiless despotism. Men and institutions are alike tried by fire. This test the university, like other institutions. Can not evade. The province of the university may be defined through combining the conceptions outlined a moment ago. It must act as custodian and interpreter of the spiritual inheritance of the ages: it must follow knowledge like a sinking star beyond the utmost bounds of human thought; and it must bring these ideals and this truth to bear on life. In the light of the first of these duties, Kultur and frightful ness, the ambition for a place in the sun, the false doctrine of the survival of the strongest, are put to a test that shrivels them and burns. In) the light of the second, the investigator untouched by the tumult and the shouting of warring hosts, adds bit by bit to the sum of knowledge that pushes back a little farther the realm of chaos and old night. In the light of the third, idealism and truth come down from the mountain top to bring the tables of the law to men. 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.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 152 x 229 x 17mm | 431g
- 03 May 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 450 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white