Equality (Paperback)

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Let me try to give you the modern point of view as to the part played hy their originals." We sat down upon one of the benches before the statue, and the doctor went on: "My dear Julian, who was it, pray, that first roused the world of your day to the fact that there was an industrial question, and by their pathetic demonstrations of passive resistance to wrong for ftfty years kept the public attention i fixed on that question till it was settled 1 Was it your; statesmen, perchance your economists, your scholars, or any; other of your so-called wise men? No. It was just those j despised, ridiculed, cursed, and hooted fellows up there on / thatpcdesfcil who with their perpetual strikes would not let I the world rest till their wrong, which was also the whole / world's wrong, was righted. Once more had God chosen t the foolish things of this world to confound the wise, the weak things to confound the mighty. "In order to realize how powerfully these strikes operated to impress upon the people the intolerable wickedness and folly of private capitalism, you must remember that events are what teach men, thsitdeeds have a far more potent educating influence than any amount of doctrine, and especially so in an age like yours, when the masses had almost no culture or ability to reason. There were not lacking in the revolutionary period many cultured men and women, who, with voice and pen, espoused the workers' cause, and showed them the way out; but their words might well have availed little but for the tremendous emphasis with which they were confirmed by the men up there, who starved to prove them true. Those rough-looking fellows, who probably could not have constructed a grammatical sentence, by their combined efforts, were demonstrating the...

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ISBN: 9781484865460
ISBN-10: 1484865464
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 1st, 2013
Pages: 354
Language: English