Moving the Mountain

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Charlton Company, 1911 - Utopias - 290 pages

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started off well, but then got to sterilizing undesirables, shaming people into socially desired activities, flat out killing people, and whooooo racism. Read full review

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Page 293 - Oilman has presented in this work the results of her thought, study and observation of the much debated question of the relation of man to woman and of woman to man. Starting from the premise that "the female is the race type and the male, originally, but a sex type," the subject is developed with much wise argument and a wholesome sense of humor.
Page 46 - no longer the fear of death — much less of damnation, and no such thing as 'sin'; that the only kind of prison left Is called a quarantine . . . — that there Is no such thing In the civilized world as poverty — no labor problem — no color problem — no sex problem — almost no disease — very little accident — practically no fires — that the world Is rapidly being reforested — the soil improved; the output growing in quantity and quality;, that no one needs to work over two hours...
Page 292 - Mrs Charlotte (Perkins) Stetson Women and economics; a study of the economic relation between men and women as a factor in social evolution, new ed '07 Small $1.50 396 "Will be widely read and discussed as the cleverest, fairest, most forcible presentation of the views of the rapidly increasing group who look with favor on extension of industrial employment of women.
Page 189 - There were, of course, far more of the wilder, narrower roads, perfect as to roadbed, but not parked, with all untrimmed nature to travel through. The airships did make a difference. To look down on the flowing, outspread miles beneath gave a sense of the unity and continuous beauty of our country, quite different from the streak views we used to get. An airship is a moving mountain-top.
Page 197 - In place of Revelation and Belief,' she said slowly, 'we now have Facts and Knowledge. We used to believe in God—variously, and teach the belief as a matter of duty. Now we know God, as much as we know anything else—more than we know anything else—it is The Fact of Life.' 19 Hence the novel's narrative is conceived as a broad overview, a 'species of digest...
Page 193 - It is the vision of all the great chikL-lovers; that children are people, and the most valuable people on earth. The most important thing to a child is its mother. We made new mothers for them— I guess that is 'first.
Page 220 - I see no child in glasses!" I suddenly remarked one day. "Of course not," answered the teacher I stood by. "We use books very little, you see. Education no longer impairs our machinery.
Page 197 - In place of Revelation and Belief," she said slowly, "we now have Facts and Knowledge. We used to believe in God — variously, and teach the belief as a matter of duty. Now we know God, as much as we know anything else — more than we know anything else — it is The Fact of Life. "This is the base of knowledge, underlying all other knowledge, simple and safe and sure — and we can teach it to children!
Page 196 - Well, I mustn't stop to rage at past history. We do better now. John, guess the salary of the head of the Baby Gardens in a city." "Oh, call it a million, and go on," I said cheerfully; which somewhat disconcerted her.

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