Germany and Its Evolution in Modern Times (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)

By Henri Lichtenberger

Forgotten Books, 9781330782163, 472pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2018

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Paperback (2/14/2006)
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Hardcover (9/1/2009)
Hardcover (11/21/2009)
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Excerpt from Germany and Its Evolution in Modern Times

The great fact which strikes us when we compare the present day with the ages that have preceded it is the enormous growth in human power which took place during the course of the last century. It is possible to have some doubts about the progress of humanity, in the sense that it is very far from certain that the man Of today is happier, wiser, or even in a safer position than he was formerly. On the other hand, it is perfectly clear that the sum total of human power in the face of nature has increased enormously. The conquest and subjuga tion of elemental forces by the intelligence of man made a tremendous stride during the nineteenth century. Man no longer regards the Universe in the same way or with the same feelings as he once did. Even his mental outlook has been profoundly modified, and, to use an expression which is con tinually recurring in the works Of German critics, it has developed in the direction Of subjectivity.

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