Popular amusements

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byRichard Henry Edwards

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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. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX CONSTRUCTIVE PUBLIC OPINION However effective in maintaining external order restrictive action may be, it clearly does not go to the root of the question. It alone cannot solve the problem of amusements in America. Public opinion must find a deeper answer to these issues than can ever be expressed in agitation or governmental. regulation. Constructive public opinion offers more fundamental solutions; it strives to get at the deep-seated causes of the evils which have emerged and cut them off at their source. It seeks to discover the normal human desire which has been perverted in its expression, and to work for the natural and wholesome expression of that desire. It maps out a progressive program, and seeks to hold public opinion of the first type to a prolonged campaign and the support of thorough-going solutions. It would see the leisure time of all the people conserved for worthy ends and many friends of wholesome play are now hard at work in the mood of such constructive effort. They are achieving tangible results. They stake their case on the absolute validity and the fundamental importance in human life of the beneficent instinct of play. 1. PLAY, THE GOSPEL OF PLAY Constructive public opinion starts its campaign with a deep and valiant belief in play. In season and out of season it preaches the gospel of play: an ample opportunity for wholesome pleasure for every man, woman and child in every home, store and factory in America, and the means of enjoying it to the full at least once every week. The gospel of play is the beginning of wisdom in this whole matter. Many minds in many centuries have misunderstood or denied the importance of play and looked upon it as a more or less permissible sin, rather than as a natural, right, and beautiful expre...

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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. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX CONSTRUCTIVE PUBLIC OPINION However effective in maintaining external order restrictive action may be, it clearly does not...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217787479

ISBN - 13:9780217787475

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