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Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906

Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature

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Author: Emma Goldman
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,988 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: HX
Downloads: 816
Added to site: 2008.11.02
mnybks.net#: 22520
Genre: Periodical
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a complete, well-rounded, original being; rather does he seek that the result of his art of pedagogy shall be automatons of flesh and blood, to best fit into the treadmill of society and the emptiness and dulness of our lives. Every home, school, college and university stands for dry, cold utilitarianism, overflooding the brain of the pupil with a tremendous amount of ideas, handed down from generations past. "Facts and data," as they are called, constitute a lot of information, well enough perhaps to maintain every form of authority and to create much awe for the importance of possession, but only a great handicap to a true understanding of the human soul and its place in the world.

Truths dead and forgotten long ago, conceptions of the world and its people, covered with mould, even during the times of our grandmothers, are being hammered into the heads of our young generation. Eternal change, thousandfold variations, continual innovation are the essence of life. Professional pedagogy knows nothing of

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