Posted by serene (18.104.22.168) on May 15, 2002 at 17:17:39:
In Reply to: A Model to Start With posted by Bret on May 15, 2002 at 12:46:08:
In the Century of Light:
"To point out the failings of a great civilization is not to deny its accomplishments. As the twentieth century opened, the peoples of the West could take justifiable pride in the technological, scientific and philosophical developments for which their societies had been responsible. Decades of experimentation had placed in their hands material means that were still beyond the appreciation of the rest of humanity. Throughout both Europe and America vast industries had risen, dedicated to metallurgy, to the manufacturing of chemical products of every kind, to textiles, to construction and to the production of instruments that enhanced every aspect of life. The "era of the railroad" was far advanced and steamships coursed the sea-ways of the world. With the proliferation of telegraph and telephone communication,"
THE FIRST SENTENCE SAYS IT ALL TO ME. WE CAN'T DENY THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE US - THE DEMOCRACY NEVER SEEN IN THE WORLD IN THE 1600 - 1700'S, OUR CREATIVITY, AND YES, OUR JUSTICE.
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