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National life and character, a forecast Paperback – August 31, 2012

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  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Ulan Press (August 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AR9R8A4
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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By David R. Allen on October 31, 2012
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"National Life and Character: a Forecast" (1893) was one of the most influential books of the 19th century.

It was a non-fiction book with a pessimistic view also seen in poetry of it's time, and in famous religious literature.

The book protested against proposed social and political trends of its time, and used very skillful language and logic to caution against impulsive and unwarrented change and departure from long tradition.

More than 100 years after it was written, Mr. Pearson's skillful writing is a useful role model for any persons writing for or otherwise supervising rebelious and potentially revolutionary persons, especially young persons such as college aged students and others disposed to rebellion and social/ political protest.

College presidents giving speeches to rebelious students urging caution and care before engaging in rash activity would do well to use this book's language and phrases in communications. Parents doing the same thing with much smaller audiences would also find Mr. Pearson's book useful, a good model for sensible communications.

Charles Henry Pearson's book, National Life and Character: a Forecast, had been published at the beginning of 1893, and created an international sensation.

Its conclusions about major political and social topics and trends important when it was published were negative and pessimistic.

"Pessimistic" writers opining about broad political subjects and trends began in relatively modern times with English philosopher Thomas Hobbes in the 18th century ("the life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short!
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