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By Herbert Hoover

ISBN-10: 1296977358

ISBN-13: 9781296977351

ISBN-10: 1417908076

ISBN-13: 9781417908073

"WE HAVE witnessed during this final 8 years the unfold of revolution over one-third of the area. The explanations of those explosions lie at a ways larger depths than the failure of governments in battle. The struggle itself in its final phases was once a clash of social philosophies—but past this the reasons of social explosion lay within the nice inequalities and injustices of centuries flogged past persistence by means of the clash and free of restraint by means of the destruction of conflict. The pressing forces which force human society were plunged right into a poor furnace. nice theories spun via dreamers to therapy the urgent human ills have come to front of men’s minds. nice formulation got here into lifestyles that promised to dissolve all hassle. nice lots of individuals have flocked to their banners in hopes born of distress and pain. Nor has this nice social ferment been restricted to these international locations that experience burned with revolutions.

Now, because the typhoon of warfare, of revolution and of emotion subsides there's left despite us of the U.S. a lot unrest, a lot discontent with the surer forces of human development. To we all, out of this crucible of exact, poignant, person event has come a deal of latest realizing, and it really is for we all to think of those new currents if we're to form our destiny with intelligence.

Even these elements of the realm that suffered much less from the struggle were in part contaminated via those rules. past this, despite the fact that, many have had excessive hopes of civilization all of sudden purified and ennobled by way of the sacrifices and companies of the battle; they'd notion the positive harmony of function won in battle will be carried into nice cohesion of motion in therapy of the faults of civilization in peace. yet from focus of each religious and fabric strength upon the one function of conflict the scene replaced to the titanic complexity and the numerous reasons of peace.

Thus there loom up convinced yes underlying forces in our nationwide existence that must be stripped of the imaginary—the transitory—and a definition may be given to the particular everlasting and chronic motivation of our civilization. In contemplation of those questions we needs to cross a long way deeper than the superficials of our political and fiscal constitution, for those are however the items of our social philosophy—the equipment of our social system."

This vintage comprises the subsequent chapters:

Philosophic Grounds
Spiritual Phases
Economic Phases
Political Phases
The Future

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