The Social Unrest; Studies In Labor And Socialist Movements

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Graham Brooks

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE SOCIAL UNREST I What we call rather loosely the social question has its invariable origin in some form or degree of popular discontent. It is the purpose of this chapter to analyze the nature of our own social unrest; to mark some of its more undeniable tendencies; to ask if it is growing, or, if not growing, is it taking on any threatening peculiarity to justify alarm? Can it be maintained that ours is an unrest different in any essential from the ferment which for centuries has stirred the heart and the imagination of humanity? In the current literature on social and industrial questions nothing, even by economists of repute, is more commonly asserted. The interpretation of the unrest (does it bode good or ill?) varies with the mood of the writer. To one it augurs the approach of swift-footed evils; to another each industrial struggle foretells the birth of a more robust society. Whatever the interpretation, it is in the interest of clearness to get first some light upon the inquiry: Is the unrest now deeper than that which, has marked the aspiration of most Western races? There is much to make us believe that primitive peoples everywhere are fairly content. However hard and pinched their condition, it does not become a source of chronic agitation for social progress. Neither do we associate discontent with oriental life and tradition. Religion and custom unite to soothe these dreaming millions into acquiescence. One country offers just now an exception. In Japan the spell is broken. For her making or unmaking, the current we call civilization has borne her from her moorings. Her religion is now to imitate the West. She is impatient for railroads, for the stock exchange, for mills, for electric plants, for markets, and alas! for naval and ...

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE SOCIAL UNREST I What we call rather loosely the social question has its invariable origin in some form or degree...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217283772

ISBN - 13:9780217283779

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