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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 11. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 27, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1386.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1386

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 11, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 27, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1386.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
File Name index.cpd
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Title Image 11
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File Name uhlib_1315132_010.jpg
Transcript Russia's Gift to the World I or investigators have thought and written and done. And its actual present contribution to this common stock is what such men are now doing; that is to say, the worth and importance of the literature, the art, and the science which it is now producing. Thus the gift of England to the human race, the debt owed to her by them, would be indicated, in this way of regarding the matter, by the names of Shakespeare and Milton, of Newton and Darwin, of Kelvin and Lister, with hundreds of others who in all the arts and sciences have won distinction and benefited mankind. Such names represent the gift that England has given to the world. The gift she is now giving is represented by many living names in all these fields. Everyone has some list in his own mind of those who are now handing on the lamp from one generation to another. The perpetual task of mankind is to attack a problem or a mass of problems which is ever new and ever urgent. Briefly, the task may be stated thus. It is concerned with production and with distribution ; it is a task of creating and a task of handling. In the sphere of politics, that task is the creation and distribution of order, freedom, and equality. In the sphere of material things it is the creation and distribution of wealth, through the machinery of invention, industry, commerce, and social organisation. In the spiritual sphere, represented by literature, art, science, and history, it is the creation and distribution of truth and beauty. The object of all alike is human well-being. It is the last of them which is dealt with here. That the task of the human race is concerned with distribution as well as creation involves a vital point with regard to the arts and sciences, no less than with regard to other things. This point is, how far art, literature, and science are not merely the occupation of a few gifted men among themselves, and confined in their influence to narrow boundaries, but act