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I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.
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Charles A. Beard

Charles Austin Beard was, with Frederick Jackson Turner, one of the most influential American historians of the first half of the 20th century.

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