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Title New frontiers for American youth
Subject Social ethics; Social problems
Description Fourth annual Frederick William Reynolds memorial lecture.
Creator Bennion, Milton, 1870-1953.
Publisher The Extension division, University of Utah
Date 1939-11-29
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/reynolds,596
Source LD5526 .U8 n.s. v.30 no.6
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "New frontiers for American youth," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Description "LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL" 15 aspects of the social inheritance. By spiritual democracy we mean equal opportunity to enjoy the non-material values of civilization to whatever extent the individual is able and willing to acquire these cultural values. Much of the current praise of democracy is mere lip service and consists chiefly in denouncing every other form of government and society, rather than in positive contributions toward perfecting a democratic social order. We learn from history that aristocracy of birth has often been superseded by aristocracy of wealth, economically supported and often opposed by an ever-increasing dependent proletariat. This situation has led eventually to the rule of dictators. The Greek city states passed through the cycle of aristocracy of birth to aristocracy of wealth and from that to the rule of tyrants. Democracy with them had only a partial and transitory existence. Some modern states have made the transition more hastily. Russia, by one sudden leap, passed over a brief attempt at democracy to a communistic dictatorship. Germany, almost as suddenly, allowed an attempt at social democracy to be superseded by the Nazi dictatorship. In response to criticism of the dictator nations, the so-called democratic nations, Great Britain and France in particular, are charged with imperialism. Steady growth toward democracy seems to be attained best by the smaller non-imperialistic states, such as the Scandinavian countries. They have better learned and practiced the art of cooperation in behalf of the common good. Liberal and practical education has been an important factor in improving the economic and cultural status of the Scandinavian peoples. One of the most important frontiers for American youth is to help by intelligent cooperative effort to make of America a real democracy with as nearly as possible equal opportunities for all and justice for all, as opposed to legislation by blocs of the old frontier type of politics. We have usually had in Congress, among others, the farm bloc, the labor bloc, the manufacturing bloc, the sugar bloc, and the silver bloc, each pulling for its own particular interests and often securing its ends by logrolling. Such blockhead legislation solves no problems, but rather perpetuates one of the worst features of democratic government. In the field of business the tendency is, and has for some time been, in the direction of more cooperation and less unrestricted competition. Laws forbidding trusts and monopolies may have to give way to recognition and regulation of monopolies as has already occurred in case of public utilities. Where publicly owned or publicly controlled monopolies can better serve consumers, why persist in practicing an old frontier method after it has been outmoded by radical changes in circumstances? The extension of the method of
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Source Original Manuscript: New frontiers for American youth, by Milton Bennion.
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