What to Do?: Thoughts Evoked by the Census of Moscow (Classic Reprint)

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Great social questions face us. They are rising like ominous storm-clouds above the horizon, not only in what are sometimes called the "effete monarchies" of the Old World, but here in this New World, in this favored land. Thoughtful men and women are everywhere busying themselves with their solution.

Side by side with the portentous increase of wealth, is the more portentous increase of destitution and crime. On the one side, unheard-of luxury; on the other, desperate poverty. On the one side, pride and idleness; on the other, beggary and anarchy. There are warnings in history, - two mighty warnings, - the fall of Rome, the French Revolution. Rome sowed the wind, and reaped the whirlwind. The French aristocracy cried, "Après noiis le déluge;" but the deluge came while, not after; it was a deluge of blood.

Modern civilization is sowing the whirlwind: what shall we or our children reap? There are enormous wrongs. Can they be righted while yet there is time? How?

Various methods have suggested themselves. Some are visionary: some would be practicable if men's eyes were opened.

Who doubts, that, if alcoholic drinks could be banished from the earth, the question of poverty and crime would be practically settled?

Meanwhile, associated charities rally earnest men and women, and home missionaries devote their lives to this work.

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Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and moral philosopher noted for his ideas of nonviolent resistance. His diary reveals an incessant pursuit of a morally justified life. He was known for his generosity to the peasants.His best known novels are War and Peace (1869), which Tolstoy regarded as an epic rather than a novel, and Anna Karenina (1877). His work was admired in his time by Dostoyevsky, Checkov, Turgenev, and Flaubert, and later by Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from What to Do?: Thoughts Evoked by the Census of Moscow A voice from Russia - the voice, as it were, of a prophet -has proclaimed another and inexorable way. A nobleman, rich and famous, a popular novelist, a great land-owner, with every thing in his grasp that ambition might suggest, found himself face to face with this question. He had lived the idle, luxurious life of the upper classes, the world over, and thought to compound with his conscience by a dilettante system of money-giving. With this charitable object in view, he investigated the poverty of Moscow, which is exactly like the poverty of every other city, -paris, London, New York, Berlin, Boston, - and atter systematic examination he came to the conclusion that the mere giving of money only added to the existing evil. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781330514320

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