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There are millions who, like myself, have set out with a heritage of goodly beliefs,
but, by reason of what we have seen, heard, felt, thought, and learned, have shed
them one by one. With me there has been no sudden revolution, no dramatic ...
To depend to-day upon reason as a sufficient guide in the whole field of conduct
not governed by the civil law is like trying to take shelter under an acorn instead
of an oak tree in a storm. The simple fact is that we cannot count upon the great ...
more of an instinctive love of morality than it has of beauty, which has lost that
emotional, irrational, religious sanction for morality that formerly kept it in order,
and which is as innocent of reason as a tabloid newspaper. It is this last group
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review