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Emily Greene Balch

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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

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A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe.

— Emily Greene Balch

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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

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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

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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

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In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend.

— Emily Greene Balch

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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

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It is natural to try to understand one's own time and to seek to analyse the forces that move it.

— Emily Greene Balch

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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

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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

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Born in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston into an affluent family Emily Greene Balch was amongst the first graduates of Bryn Mawr College in 1889. Emily Greene Balch (January 8 1867 – January 9 1961) was an American economist and writer. She continued to study sociology and economics in Europe and the United States and in 1896 Emily Greene Balch joined the faculty of Wellesley College becoming a full professor of economics and sociology in 1913.

A pacifist dissident Balch was fired from her professorship at Wellesley College due to her anti-war views during World War I. She later became a Quaker and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 (the prize that year was shared with John Mott) notably for her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

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