By STUART P. SHERMAN
SOME people have one hobby and some another. Mine is studying the utterances of the Intelligentsia--a word by which those who think that they exhibit the latest aspect of mind designate themselves. I like to hear what our "young people" say, and to read what they write; for, though they are not meek, they will, at least in a temporal sense, inherit the earth--and one is always interested in heirs. So much depends upon them.
Not long ago, progressive thinkers organized a public dinner in order to consult together for the welfare of the Republic. The marks of a progressive thinker are profound pessimism with regard to the past and infinite hope____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Criticism in America, Its Functions and Status:Essays. Contributors: Irving Babbitt - Author, Van Wyck Brooks - Author, W. C. Brownell - Author, Ernest Boyd - Author, H. L. Mencken - Author, Stuart P. Sherman - Author, J. E. Spingarn - Author, George F. Woodberry - Author. Publisher: Harcourt, Brace. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1924. Page number: 228.