permitted to have a measurable effect upon his abiding belief in, and respect for, the worth and dignity of his fellow man. Otherwise, he said, anarchy follows.
Now as a young upstart, I was characteristically skeptical, for I had not yet formulated any more philosophical attitude toward the human race, than that it was designed merely to provide gadgets, conveniences, comforts, and of course luxuries for itself. True, then as now, people handicapped themselves with unreasonable suspicion and active hostility toward others of different religion, or race, or national origin. But fortunately, I had not yet been victimized by the consequences of that species of man’s unreason, nor was I competent to recognize the evidences of his capacity for self-