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Americans in the rage for comparison-making beat the world. Whatever excellence is mentioned, America must, if possible, be brought in to balance or surpass it. That fine and delicate naturalist, M The contribution of Scotland to this literature is far more serious and important than that of America has yet had time to be; yet a Primer of Scotch Literature would be an absurdity. And these thiw Countries, but was invaluable in such campaigns as those which Grant and Sherman conducted in America. When the batteries at Vicksburg were to be run with hired river steamers, there were naturalln Low, Marston & Co., and that its circulation here, though trifling indeed compared to that in America, has been larger than I supposed. But certainly the book has not been read here anything like m bring forth more Maxims of Poor Richard; instead of assurances that they are the greatest nation upon earth, let them give us more Lees, Lincolns, Shermans, and Grants. A word about America.
Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America., III: a word more about America. (search)
de Tocqueville's famous work on Democracy in America. I have the highest respect for M. de TocqueI said that I imagined one would just have in America our Philistines, with our aristocracy quite lnt it. I should not like either my friends in America or my countrymen here at home to think that m and their characters. But the more I saw of America, the more I found myself led to treat instituered that in truth the practice, so common in America, of calling a politician a thief does not measaid of the worship of the almighty dollar in America, it is indubitable that rich men are regardedes of the most selfish and vile kind. But in America, Faublas is no more the ideal than Coriolanustheon. I said that a source of strength to America, in political and social concerns, was the ho this found in a course like that followed in America, in having a much less numerous House of Commlized where one would not rather live than in America, except Russia. In politics I do not much tr[15 more...]
Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America., IV: civilization in the United States. (search)
cing Sir Lepel Griffin's feelings when he said that America is one of the last countries in which one would likere material progress, and did not enough set forth America's deficiencies and dangers. And a friendly clergymhe grand remedy for the deficiencies and dangers of America. On this I offer no criticism; what struck me, and self-deception as I have been mentioning is one of America's dangers, or even that it is self-deception at allism, I repeat, of all this hollow stuff there is in America next to none. There are plenty of cultivated, judielightful individuals there. They are our hope and America's hope; it is through their means that improvement r political opponents and their doings there are in America hard words to be heard in abundance; for the real fud to his countrymen and to his newspapers, that in America they do not solve the human problem successfully, a step of such men should be to insist on having for America, and to create if need be, better newspapers. To