Calcutta University Lectures. Bases of World Understanding. An Inquiry into the means of resolving racial  religious  class and national misapprehensions and conflicts
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Calcutta University Lectures. Bases of World Understanding. An Inquiry into the means of resolving racial religious class and national misapprehensions and conflicts

1949

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The young science of geopolitics is bearing striking testimony to the effect of the earth, the bare earth, and the air above the earth, upon men's actions and the shape' of our total society. [...] He expresses the view that the huge estuary of the Rio de la Plata, the fertility and flatness of the plains, and the foot-hill environment of San Rafael, Mendoza, San Juan, and other cities of the Andean foot-hills have affected the charac- teristics of these sections quite as much as the climate. [...] The Congress Working Com- mittee in approving the June 3 plan for the trans- fer of British power to Indian hands recognised the importance of the earth to the moulding of a people when it declared, "Geography and the mountains and the seas fashioned India as she is and no human agency can change that shape or cotne in the way of her final destiny. " - The argument, then, is that in our search for [...] The secret of successful family life is the presupposition on the part of each inate that whatever fault the other exhibits upon occasion there is a good of which he is capable and in the light . of which love is still possible. "APPROACHES TO WORLD UNDERSTANDING 17 A second ground for assuming basic human goodness is the amount of sheer nobility which is found in the common run of men everywhere. [...] the amount and texture of the hair, the color of the eyes, belong to the non-essentials.

Pages
92
SARF Document ID
sarf.100014
Published in
India

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