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Edward Howard Griggs
21 pages (2009/1902); 175KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00514
In this speech Edward Howard Griggs, looking forward from the end of the 19th century, ponders the forces at work producing a new century, one with increased emphasis on democracy and material gains made possible for individuals through technology and social movements.
Griggs notes: “We demand life for ourselves, and we demand it for every human being. Our entire society is being transformed by the desire to give every man and woman, together with ourselves, all opportunity and help in striving for life, happiness, culture, intelligence, helpfulness—all ends of life that are worth seeking. There is something thrilling in the unquestioning faith and enthusiasm with which the world is turning toward this ideal.”
Technological advances, social relationships, democratization, urbanization, mass education, and inner-connectedness of the word’s population are among the topics discussed.