This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE PHENOMENA OF WAR CHAPTER II The Phenomena Of War Integration of the Community and the Individual for War ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE PHENOMENA OF WAR CHAPTER II The Phenomena Of War Integration of the Community and the Individual for War The inhabitants of the warring countries are divided into three classes--those who are killing man; those who are saving man; and those who, inactive, wait at home for the return from the front. Railways are hauling food, ammunition, and men to the battle line, and hauling back the wounded. Factories are turning out uniforms and guns, powder and shot. Telegraphs and telephones speak only of war. The printing press describes battles, and records the names of the dead. Hotels and schools are hospitals, and parks are drilling grounds. Iron and steel, copper and lead, are implements of injury and death; while the universities and scientific laboratories are deserted sanctuaries. Wealth and station, titles and honors, are lost. Man, stripped of his trappings of civilization, has reverted to a common brute level. 9 At the different military hospitals, bankers, business men, artists, and noblemen are orderlies; college men, great hunters, and soldiers of fortune drive ambulances; artists, authors, actresses, and social leaders are auxiliary nurses. A luxury-loving, self-indulgent class have been born again. They have found the pleasure of making a bed, giving an alcohol bath, and repairing an automobile; of submitting to discipline and of conquering a daily task; they have felt the deep though unexpected satisfaction of sacrifice and service; they have met and merited the grateful eye and have heard the appreciative word earned by their useful work. These are among the good by-products of war. On the other hand, the slippered grandfather has been drawn from the fireside to the plow; the younger son and daughter from the school...Read Less
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