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The Super Race: An American Problem

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Author: Scott Nearing
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,989 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.2
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 741
Added to site: 2011.08.24
mnybks.net#: 30643
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Politics
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American commercial aggressiveness is equal to the military aggressiveness of the Romans, the early Germans, and the followers of Attila. We have concentrated most of our efforts upon industry, yet even here, our concentration is no greater than that of the poets of the Elizabethan era, or the religious zealots of the Middle Ages. Our sympathy with beauty is at so low an ebb that we fail even to approach the standard of past ages. Neither in art, in sculpture, nor in poetry do our achievements compare with those of the earlier Mediterranean civilizations; while our knowledge of men as revealed in our literature is not above that of the Romans or the Athenians. As for vision, we still accept and strive to fulfill the commandments of the Prophet of Nazareth. In all of these fields, twentieth century America is equaled, if not outdone by the past.

Thus the distinctive qualities of the Super Man appear in the past with an intensity equal if not superior to that of the present. History records the transmuta

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