James Harvey Robinson, “On the Purpose of This Volume” and “Three Disappointed Methods of Reform”

Category : Founding, Philosophy

If some magical transformation could be produced in men’s ways of looking at themselves and their fellows, no inconsiderable part of the evils which now afflict society would vanish away or remedy themselves automatically. If the majority of influential persons held the opinions and occupied the point of view that a few rather uninfluential people now do, there would, for instance, be no likelihood of another great war; the whole problem of “labor and capital” would be transformed and attenuated; national arrogance, race animosity, political corruption, and inefficiency would all be reduced below the danger point.

Source:  The Mind in the Making (NY: Harper, 1921): 3-29

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