Not Guilty; A Defence Of The Bottom Dog by Robert BlatchfordNot Guilty; A Defence Of The Bottom Dog by Robert Blatchford

Not Guilty; A Defence Of The Bottom Dog

byRobert Blatchford

Paperback | December 31, 2011

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Environment. What is environment? When we speak of a man's environment we mean his surroundings, his experiences; all that he sees, hears, feels, and learns, from the instant that the lamp of life is kindled to the instant when the light goes out. By environment we mean everything that develops or modifies the child or the man for good or for ill. We mean his mother's milk; the home, and the state of life into which he is born. We mean the nurse who suckles him, the children he plays with, the school he learns in, the air he breathes, the water he drinks, the food he eats. We mean the games he plays, the work he does, the sights he sees, the sounds he hears. We mean the girls he loves, the woman he marries, the children he rears, the wages he earns. We mean the sickness that tries him, the griefs that sear him, the friends who aid and the enemies who wound him. We mean all his hopes and fears, his victories and defeats; his faiths and his disillusionments. We mean all the harm he does, and all the help he gives; all the ideals that beckon him, all the temptations that lure him; all his weepings and laughter, his kissings and cursings, his lucky hits and unlucky blunders: everything he does and suffers, under the sun. I go into all this detail because we must remember that everything that happens to a man, everything that influences him, is part of his environment. It is a common mistake to think of environment in a narrow sense, as though environment implied no more than poverty or riches. Every thing outside our skin belongs to our environment. Let us think of it again. Education is environment; religion is environment; business and politics are environment; all the ideals, conventions, and prejudices of race and class are environment; literature, science, and the Press...
Title:Not Guilty; A Defence Of The Bottom DogFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217735215

ISBN - 13:9780217735216