By James Cracraft
The tale of Addams and Tolstoy brings into concentration problems with carrying on with public crisis, together with the customarily conflicting calls for at the individual—particularly women—of kinfolk and society; the legitimacy of violence in pursuit of political goals; the matter of poverty; the position of presidency in social reform; and where of faith in either private and non-private lifestyles. The certain ways that those emblematic figures handled such debatable matters supply insights which may be useful even today.
Yet the only most crucial hyperlink among Addams and Tolstoy was once their preoccupation with the query of peace, which they understood as a price subsuming all different values or items. So Shining Souls is additionally concerning the invention and unfold of “pacifism” in 19th-century Europe and the US and the nice quandary in its background caused via international conflict I.
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