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Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology. Emily Greene Balch#Technology 80
Emily Greene Balch#Technology 80
A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason, especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science. An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason. Emily Greene Balch#Science 67
Emily Greene Balch#Science 67
Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance - the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest. Emily Greene Balch#Technology 66
Emily Greene Balch#Technology 66
Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question. Emily Greene Balch#Medical 62
Emily Greene Balch#Medical 62
A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples. Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 43
Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 43
Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church they have nevertheless a vast deal in common. Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 25
Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 25
A major one which no one can overlook is technological and based on inventions and discoveries which have altered the whole basis of production and deeply affected social relations. Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 25
The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility. Emily Greene Balch#Challenge 24
Emily Greene Balch#Challenge 24
We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act. Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 21
Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 21
Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society. Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 19
Emily Greene Balch#Uncategorized 19
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