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The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

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Title:The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice
Author:
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(54 of 59 for author by title)
War Scenes Across the Canadian Border
Too Much College, or, Education Eating Up Life. With Kindred Essays in Education and Humour
Published:   1920
Publisher:John Lane Company
Tags:Canadiana, economics, non-fiction
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In his articles in the Times (reprinted the following year in book form as The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice), Leacock reveals himself to be a man of his time, class and gender. As such he opposed equal rights for women, disapproved of immigration by Asians and blacks, and disparaged Aboriginal cultures. It is a truism that we should not judge historical figures by the ethical standards of our own day. Leacock may have been a misogynist and a racist, the argument goes, but so was everyone else; it is unreasonable to condemn him for it. ... from an article by Margaret MacMillan [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

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Stephen Butler Leacock (December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between 1915 and 1925 he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.

Perhaps his most famous books were Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, two of his thirty-five books of humour. He wrote twenty-eight books of non-fiction, his first was the famous Elements of Political Science.

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