s skippy the bush kangaroo: Everything Old is New Again, Part XXX

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Everything Old is New Again, Part XXX

“It was funny,” he continued meditatively, “how we went on believing that in some mysterious way poverty "strengthened character," "developed initiative," "stimulated industry," and did all manner of fine things; and never turned our eyes on the millions of people who lived and died in poverty with weakened characters, no initiative, a slow, enforced and hated industry. My word, John, what fools we were!

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Moving the Mountain (1911), Chapter 10, as published in The Herland Trilogy, Kindle location 1705

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