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Whither Mankind by Charles Austin Beard

Whither Mankind (1928)

by Charles Austin Beard (Editor)

Other authors: Stuart Chase (Contributor), John Dewey (Contributor), George A. Dorsey (Contributor), Havelock Ellis (Contributor), Julius Klein (Contributor)12 more, Emil Ludwig (Contributor), Everett Dean Martin (Contributor), Howard Lee McBain (Contributor), Lewis Mumford (Contributor), James Harvey Robinson (Contributor), Bertrand Russell (Contributor), Hu Shih (Contributor), Carl Van Doren (Contributor), Willem van Loon (Contributor), Beatrice Webb (Contributor), Sidney Webb (Contributor), C.-E. A. Winslow (Contributor)

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"Science and the machine are two inevitable facts with which all must reckon" (quotation from introduction). A collection of essays predicting developments in various fields including one by H. W. van Loon, one of my favorite authors. Generally, they seem to represent the moderate left in the thought of the time.
  antiquary | Mar 16, 2010 |
Whatever else the nitpickers have to say about Beard, he gathered together like-minded thinkers (Shih, Van Loon, Russel, Ludwig, etc.) and fought the extremes of the Bolsheviks and Fascists in the educational arena. Between the Wars, he brought cheerful competence and truth. Of course, he lost that battle. It is not really the perils of machines and science, or even an "inherent necessity in folly" [407], which destroyed his world and now appears poised to finish the job....
  keylawk | Nov 27, 2006 |
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Beard, Charles AustinEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chase, StuartContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dewey, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dorsey, George A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ellis, HavelockContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, JuliusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ludwig, EmilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, Everett DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McBain, Howard LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Robinson, James HarveyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russell, BertrandContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shih, HuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van Doren, CarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van Loon, WillemContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Webb, BeatriceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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1928. Beard, one of the most influential American historians of his time, has compiled the following essays into this volume: The Civilizations of the East and the West: Hu Shih; Ancient and Mediaeval Civilizations: Hendrik Willem van Loon; Science: Bertrand Russell; Business: Julius Klein; Labor: Sidney and Beatrice Webb; Law and Government: Howard Lee McBain; War and Peace: Emil Ludwig; Health: C.E.A. Winslow; The Family: Havelock Ellis; Race and Civilization: George A. Dorsey; Religion: James Harvey Robinson; The Arts: Lewis Mumford; Philosophy: John Dewey; Play: Stuart Chase; Education: Everett Dean Martin; and Literature: Carl Van Doren. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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