Mother

Mother

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Mother

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At the beginning of the third decade of the twentieth century the greatest thing in the visible world is Russia ; the greatest problem, the greatest liability, very likely in the end, the greatest asset. in all other particulars and subdivisions of human interest it overspires the rest of us as much as physically it preponderates on the map. Say that we look upon life as a drama. Here is the greatest human drama ever played and upon the most colossal stage and scale. Say that we are philosophical, observing the queer, dim, intorted human story as so much evolution from man in darkness to man in light. the greatest phase of that evolution, the most portentous, the most spectacular, is here. Say that we wish to look upon the life of a single nation as a microcosm of the sum of existence and have delight to see and to estimate the eternal springs of great actions. They are all here, a philosophical clinic, the limelight on vast, dissected limbs and annotated ganglia for the solemn instruction of all mankind. Say that we are stirred by the heroism, daring, self-sacrifice, long vigils, desperate hazards, patient endurances with which noble causes are slowly won. With all these, too, the Russian cause is replete. Say that we like to count and recount the heroes, sages, saints and martyrs that by degrees have built the tardy structure of man’s liberty. None of them elsewhere have dared so much or suffered so much as the men and women that toiled for democracy in Russia.

Here everything is on a magnified scale. Like the . . .

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