Fundamental Questions

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHenry Churchill King

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... are to think discriminatingly, and to be ashamed not to think in world terms, in terms of humanity. For if the world is not to lose this priceless opportunity for a great forward step in civilization, it will need every ounce of help from every unselfish man and woman, especially in America. For the energy and will of Europe will have been disastrously sapped. II The Special Obligations Now Resting Upon America And America's Youth And how can the lover of America help wishing that she may do something worthy of herself in this world crisis, -- may fully recognize the special obligations now resting upon America and America's youth? For this war already involves the larger part of the earth's surface and America cannot help being mightily concerned in the outcome. She is the chief neutral. She is the chief and oldest republic, holding in peculiar degree the trust of the democratic ideal and trend. Almost alone among the nations she has been standing in some degree at least for the maintenance of international law. She is not immediately involved in Europe's conflicting interests, and so can view them with some measure of dispassionateness. The probably rather indecisive ending of the war would give her a special opportunity to insure a more cooperative and better world. And is it not certain that we cannot longer stand aloof from the world's problems? For our own life, and for the life of the world, we must join with other nations in seeking with all possible energy a great constructive issue out of the present collapse of civilization. No mere negation, or evasion, or runaway attitude will suffice. At one point in particular, America has a great and unmistakable obligation in this devastating war. Americans can at least share generously by their gifts in the rel...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... are to think discriminatingly, and to be ashamed not to think in world terms, in terms of humanity. For if the world is not to lose t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217699405

ISBN - 13:9780217699402

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