Herbert Hoover's American Individualism PDF

By Herbert Hoover

ISBN-10: 1296977358

ISBN-13: 9781296977351

ISBN-10: 1417908076

ISBN-13: 9781417908073

"WE HAVE witnessed during this final 8 years the unfold of revolution over one-third of the realm. The reasons of those explosions lie at a ways higher depths than the failure of governments in conflict. The conflict itself in its final levels was once a clash of social philosophies—but past this the motives of social explosion lay within the nice inequalities and injustices of centuries flogged past persistence via the clash and free of restraint via the destruction of warfare. The pressing forces which force human society were plunged right into a poor furnace. nice theories spun through dreamers to treatment the urgent human ills have come to front of men’s minds. nice formulation got here into existence that promised to dissolve all hassle. nice plenty of individuals have flocked to their banners in hopes born of distress and anguish. Nor has this nice social ferment been limited to these countries that experience burned with revolutions.

Now, because the hurricane of struggle, of revolution and of emotion subsides there's left despite us of the USA a lot unrest, a lot discontent with the surer forces of human development. To we all, out of this crucible of exact, poignant, person event has come a deal of latest realizing, and it really is for we all to contemplate those new currents if we're to form our destiny with intelligence.

Even these elements of the area that suffered much less from the battle were in part contaminated by way of those rules. past this, notwithstanding, many have had excessive hopes of civilization unexpectedly purified and ennobled by way of the sacrifices and prone of the warfare; they'd suggestion the advantageous team spirit of goal won in struggle will be carried into nice cohesion of motion in treatment of the faults of civilization in peace. yet from focus of each religious and fabric power upon the only objective of struggle the scene replaced to the vast complexity and the numerous reasons of peace.

Thus there loom up definite certain underlying forces in our nationwide existence that have to be stripped of the imaginary—the transitory—and a definition can be given to the particular everlasting and protracted motivation of our civilization. In contemplation of those questions we needs to pass a long way deeper than the superficials of our political and monetary constitution, for those are however the items of our social philosophy—the equipment of our social system."

This vintage contains the next chapters:

Philosophic Grounds
Spiritual Phases
Economic Phases
Political Phases
The Future

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