There the union of Church and State tends strongly to paralyze some of the members of the body of Christ. Here there is no such influence to destroy spiritual life and power.
The city has become a serious menace to our civilization... It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant.
There are no more new worlds. The unoccupied arable lands of the earth are limited, and will soon be taken.
In Europe the various ranks of society are, like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized. There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval, a social earthquake.
The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer, in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule, the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city, but their condition becomes more wretched.
If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the 'survival of the fittest?'
It may be easily shown, and is of no small significance, that the two great ideas of which the Anglo-Saxon is the exponent are having a fuller development in the United States than in Great Britain.
The city is the nerve center of our civilization. It is also the storm center.
What if it should be God's plan to people the world with better and finer material?
Our aristocracy, unlike that of Europe, is open to all comers.
As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed.
Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster.
Furthermore, it is significant that the marked characteristics of this race are being here emphasized most.
Here, also, has been evolved the form of government consistent with the largest possible civil liberty.
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