Efficient Democracy

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byWilliam Harvey Allen

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... VIII Efficiency in Charitable Work If Robert M. Hartley had been mobbed while expounding the domestic and industrial reasons for temperance; if he had suffered persecution from the venders of distillery milk whose nefarious traffic he destroyed; or endured ostracism at the hands of gentlefolk for condemning their disease-breeding tenements, it would probably not be necessary to remind the twentieth century what he was and why we are indebted to him for benefactions that multiply in importance as civic problems are better understood. Few lives illustrate more clearly how accidental is fame and how disproportionate to service rendered humanity. There is such a thing as doing one's work so well as to make the heroic seem easy, as being so successful in winning the co-operation of one's age that the significance of a leader's personality is obscured by the institutions and movements resulting from his labour. Such seems to have been the case with Robert M. Hartley, leader of two generations in constructive social work. Equal energy concentrated upon politics or business would have won pre-eminence among the country's statesmen and financiers. Lesser abilities have freHartley a Helpful Example 143 quently gained fame and riches from the practice of law. If he had given at any one time one-hundredth part of what others have given to support work inaugurated by him, he would be mentioned with Peabody, Girard, Cooper and other public benefactors of his day. Had he explained how to teach the child instead of how to give it strength and ambition to learn, written on race suicide instead of preventable infant mortality, compiled and digested in one volume the essays, articles, addresses and reports of fifty years of social work, his writings would be widely known. I...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... VIII Efficiency in Charitable Work If Robert M. Hartley had been mobbed while expounding the domestic and industrial reasons f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217710794

ISBN - 13:9780217710794

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