A Strange Situation

We are unsettled to the very roots of our being. There isn’t a human relation, whether of parent and child, husband and wife, worker and employer, that doesn’t move in a strange situation…. There are no precedents to guide us, no widsom that wasn’t made for a simpler age. We have changed our environment more quickly than we know how to change ourselves.

—Walter Lippmann, Drift and Mastery: An Attempt to Diagnose the Current Unrest, 1914

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