The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,239 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.9
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 647
Added to site: 2007.12.13
mnybks.net#: 19371
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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sense as we can command (which is for the most part only little!). We have to face them and make the best of them--though by no means to encourage them. Perhaps after all even a war like the present one--monstrous as it is--does not denote so great a deviation of the old Earth from its appointed orbit as we are at first inclined to think. Under normal conditions the deaths on our planet (and many of them exceedingly lingering and painful) continue at the rate of rather more than one every second--say 90,000 a day. The worst battles cannot touch such a wholesale slaughter as this. Life at its normal best is full of agonizings and endless toil and sufferings; what matters, what it is really there for, is that we should learn to conduct it with Dignity, Courage, Goodwill--to transmute its dross into gold. If war has to continue yet for a time, there is still plenty of evidence to show that we can wrest--even from its horrors and insanities--some things that are "worth while," and among others t

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