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The cause of this complaint seems to me to be poverty and hard times. I am not
thinking of the abstract academic socialism of Karl Marx, or of our own
intelligentsia; this no longer seems to me to have much practical interest or
To believe in frauds, it seems to me, is incompatible with any sort of dignity. It may
be held, by the sorry standards which prevail in certain quarters, to be virtuous,
but it is plainly not dignified. Is it a fact that the authors of the New Testament ...
They have looked out for that first. A destitute and miserable man may write a
good book, or paint a good picture, or write a good piece of music, but the
records hint that he seldom, in these days, contrives to do another. It seems to me
that the ...
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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