By Margaret Sanger
...Birth keep an eye on, Mrs. Sanger claims, and claims rightly, to be a question of basic significance this present day. i don't understand how some distance one is justified in calling it the pivot or the corner-stone of a revolutionary civilization. those phrases contain a feedback of metaphors that could take us far-off from the query in hand. contraception is not any new factor in human event, and it's been practised in societies of the main a variety of varieties and fortunes. yet there could be no doubt that The Pivot eight ot of Civilization this present day it's a try factor among greatly varied interpretations of the be aware civilization, and of what's solid in lifestyles and behavior. the best way women and men diversity themselves during this controversy is extra easily and at once indicative in their normal highbrow caliber than the other unmarried indication. i don't desire to suggest by means of this that the folk who oppose are kind of highbrow than the folks who suggest contraception, yet basically that they've essentially contrasted common ideas,--that, mentally, they're various. extremely simple, very complicated, very boring and extremely marvelous folks should be present in both camp, yet all these in both camp have sure attitudes in universal which they proportion with oneanother, and don't percentage with these within the different camp...** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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The result has been the accumulation of large urban populations, the increase of irresponsibility, and ever-widening margin of biological waste. Just as eighteenth century politics and political theories were unable to keep pace with the economic and capitalistic aggressions of the nineteenth century, so also we find, if we look closely enough, that nineteenth century economics is inadequate to lead the world out of the catastrophic situation into which it has been thrown by the debacle of the World War.
CHAPTER VI : Neglected Factors of the World Problem War has thrust upon us a new internationalism. To-day the world is united by starvation, disease and misery. We are enjoying the ironic internationalism of hatred. The victors are forced to shoulder the burden of the vanquished. International philanthropies and charities are organized. The great flux of immigration and emigration has recommenced. Prosperity is a myth; and the rich are called upon to support huge philanthropies, in the futile attempt to sweep back the tide of famine and misery.
Before we can undertake the calm and impartial investigation of any social problem, we must first of all free ourselves from all those sexual prejudices which are so vehement and violent and which so completely distort our vision of the external world. '' Drysdale's words have lost none of their truth even to-day: ``There are few things from which humanity has suffered more than the degraded and irreverent feelings of mystery and shame that have been attached to the genital and excretory organs.
The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger