A Message to the Middle Class

Paperback | February 8, 2012

bySeymour Deming

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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.1915 Excerpt: ... will not alter that determination until the conditions which created it are abolished. Marriage as a Bribe to Silence He who attacks society always risks his domestic security. The retaliation seeks his most vulnerable spot. In this struggle for industrial liberty the hostages given by parenthood to fortune are, if the parent undertakes radical leadership without economic independence, in hideous jeopardy. Such leaders should be told, in advance, exactly what they are letting themselves in for, in order that they may, if their heads can be "bloody but unbowed" in that season when the bludgeonings of Mother Nature fall hardest and heaviest, avoid giving those hostages unless they can bring themselves to be prepared to see their wives and children strung to slow tortures of the refinement of indirect persecution by poverty and privation. There are men (every age has had them) with the fierce courage to accept this martyrdom--it is no less--for themselves, and with the steadfast idealism to impose it on their wives and children. There are others who, by grace of fortune or skill of strategy, have contrived to evade the penalties whilst still bearing an active part in the program of revolt. But for the rank and file of those to whom this message is addressed, those of generous sympathies and valorous enthusiasms, the union of radicalism and marriage is, unless radicalism is the Silent Woman of the partnership, little seen and less heard, certain to be a turbulent and ill-assorted match. And at the beginning of this part of the discussion it is only fair to say so plainly. But the challenge has already reached the ears of those young men and young women whose consciences have responded to the call to service. It is a serious question with these whether they have...

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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.1915 Excerpt: ... will not alter that determination until the conditions which created it are abolished. Marriage as a Bribe to Silence He who att...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217666205

ISBN - 13:9780217666206

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