The Dry Rot of Society and Other Essays (Classic Reprint)

The Dry Rot of Society and Other Essays (Classic Reprint)

by Marian Cox
     
 

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So Victory has ushered in another war over the fresh sod of the late war, the war of our best society against the drunkard.

Society has had its fill of excitement, blood-letting and the ecstasy of conquest, and now we are prepared for the reaction into a dry, sober world of the prohibitory Virtues.

If Thought,

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Excerpt from The Dry Rot of Society and Other Essays

So Victory has ushered in another war over the fresh sod of the late war, the war of our best society against the drunkard.

Society has had its fill of excitement, blood-letting and the ecstasy of conquest, and now we are prepared for the reaction into a dry, sober world of the prohibitory Virtues.

If Thought, as the inspiration of man, did arise from the indigestion of an overeating ape - as one evolutionist states - conscience developed as an after-thought along the same lines of our somatic experience. Abstinence follows excess; the Puritan follows the debauchee.

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ISBN-13:
9781331474265
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/15/2015
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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