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The Casual Laborer Volume 3; And Other Essays (Paperback) Loot Price: R331 Discovery Miles 3 310
The Casual Laborer Volume 3; And Other Essays (Paperback): Carleton Hubbell Parker
The Casual Laborer Volume 3; And Other Essays (Paperback): Carleton Hubbell Parker

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The Casual Laborer Volume 3; And Other Essays (Paperback)

Carleton Hubbell Parker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...industrial order and its control promises a reasonable progress and happiness (and that the middle class are forced to claim) is not only received as a humorous observation by the I. W. W. but today by American Trade Unionism as well. There will be as many degrees and shades of patriotism as there are social classes in our society. The patriotism which placed fifty thousand volunteers on the rolls of the Officers' Reserve Corps is not an inborn sentiment or anything which arbitrarily came with habitation on American soil. It was an acquired habit of mind and reflected a rich background of social satisfactions, which in the mind of a young officer had sprung from his country, America. Not only the self-sacrificing quality of this patriotism, but the very patriotism itself, depends on the existence of these social satisfactions. Cynical disloyalty and contempt of the flag must in the light of modern psychology come from a mind which is devoid of national gratitude and for whom the United States stirs no memory of satisfaction or happiness. To those of us who normally feel loyal to the nation, such a disloyal sentiment brings sharp indignation. As an index of our own sentiment and our own happy relations to the nation, this indignation has value. As a stimulus to a program or ethical generalization, it is the cause of vast inaccuracy and sad injustice. American syndicalism is not a scheming group dominated by an unconventional and destructive social philosophy. It is merely a commonplace state of mind. Not such a mind state as Machiavelli or Robespierre possessed, but a mind stamped by the lowest, most miserable labor conditions and outlook which American industrialism produces. To those who have seen first hand the life of the Western casual laborer, any refl...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Carleton Hubbell Parker
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-28185-2
Barcode: 9781236281852
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-28185-3

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