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In the last analysis, civilization itself is primarily dependent upon just this thing.
The change from the individual life of the animal to the group life of civilized man,
which becomes a life of ever-expanding complexity as our scientific civilization ...
To be alive, to act, to contemplate, to embody significance and value, to become
fully human — these ends are difficult of achievement; and they are all the more
so at a time like the present when the whole weight of our civilization is thrown in
As one or the other of them achieves an ascendancy over any united group, it
forms a corresponding civilization — a Puritan New England, a Renaissance Italy
, or that association of monks which made the Thebaid famous. But the very fact ...
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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