Human Australasia: Studies of Society and of Education in Australia and New Zealand

Human Australasia: Studies of Society and of Education in Australia and New Zealand

Human Australasia: Studies of Society and of Education in Australia and New Zealand

Human Australasia: Studies of Society and of Education in Australia and New Zealand

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For at least twenty-five hundred years, man has been seeking to build up a political state. In theory and by practical endeavor has he sought to accomplish the immediate or the ultimate, and always the supreme, end. The movement has been, like the ocean tides, both progressive and regressive. It has, at times, seemed like the river flowing on, yet with eddies, whirlpools, and cross currents, disturbing the onward flow. But every triumph or defeat,-- democratic, republican, oligarchical, monarchical,-- has been succeeded by a new endeavor, under new conditions, reënforced by the undying Human spirit, ever quickening to the heart of man, ever enlightening to his intellect, ever strengthening to the forces of his will.

It is hardly too much to say that the attempt made in the Southern hemisphere to construct a new state, or states, is the last, up to the present hour, and outside of the war-stricken peoples, to solve the old, and . . .

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