Injustice and National Decay
Excerpt from Injustice and National Decay: An Essay The chief value of history to the present generation lies in the philosophy of history - lies in showing how far the present is the productof the past. Hence the philosophy of history should be sound. The building of such a structure requires a knowledge of the civilizations. Of past ages. The power of generalization is required. The factors of all of this move and pause, the cause of life and death, common to all, must be traced through the existence of each succeeding nation, if, in our search, we are to ascertain whether the cause of death was old age or disease - natural or artificial. No remarkable discernment is required to see that each civilization evolves and passes on to its successor a gift of gain in progress. This gain of permanent value seems to be the only way in which history repeats itself except in passing through a term of life. History seems never to repeat a program. That is, the form through which national life is expressed seems never to be repeated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
|Author||Samuel Fernald Shorey|
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