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We cannot be sure that we ought not to regard the most criminal country as that which in some aspects possesses the highest civilization.
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.
The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
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Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war.
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