Jane Addams: “Passing of the War Virtues”

(1907)

Glossary

  • the American tribunal a court of law, but here suggesting a larger and more informal community of shared ideals
  • August Comte French social philosopher and reformer (1798–1857)
  • the camp the military life
  • conserve preserve the existence of
  • enlarged morality a matured and maturing sense of right and wrong
  • intelligent understood
  • Isaiah Israelite prophet of the 700s bc for whom one of the most significant books in the Old Testament is named
  • magnanimità Italian version of the word magnanimity, meaning generosity of spirit
  • the march the changing nature
  • patriotism of common descent loyalty to one’s nation that comes simply from having been born there, as opposed to loyalty based on principles
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Jane Addams (Library of Congress)

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