A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil: Nobel Peace Prize Winner (Paperback)

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"The supreme religious test of our social order is the hideous commerce of prostitution."-Jane AddamsIn this profound and influential work, Addams confronts the societal scourge of prostitution with unwavering clarity and compassion. Drawing from her extensive experience as a social reformer and the founder of Hull House, a pioneering settlement in Chicago, Addams delves deep into the root causes of prostitution, dissecting its implications for society at large. With incisive analysis and heartfelt conviction, Addams challenges conventional perceptions of prostitution as a mere moral failing, advocating instead for a nuanced understanding of its complex socio-economic underpinnings. She compellingly argues that prostitution emerges as a symptom of deeper systemic issues such as poverty, educational deprivation, and gender inequality, calling for a fundamental shift in societal consciousness.Throughout the pages of this transformative work, Addams calls upon readers to cultivate empathy and compassion towards those ensnared in the sex trade, emphasizing the imperative of viewing them not as pariahs but as victims of circumstance deserving of support and understanding. In her vision, the eradication of prostitution necessitates not punitive measures, but rather holistic solutions that address the underlying social inequities fueling its existence.Offering pragmatic proposals for reform, Addams advocates for improved labor conditions, expanded access to education, and the establishment of robust social support systems. Through her impassioned prose and visionary insights, she charts a path towards a more just and equitable society-one in which the shadows of ancient evils are dispelled by the light of a new conscience.Jane Addams's profound impact on society was not confined to the local sphere. Her tireless efforts to promote peace and social justice reverberated on the global stage, earning her the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.This book stands as a timeless testament to Jane Addams's unwavering commitment to social justice and her enduring belief in the transformative power of compassion and empathy. This book is not merely a call to action, but a roadmap for building a more compassionate and inclusive world for all.

Product Details
ISBN: 9782384553167
ISBN-10: 238455316X
Publisher: Alicia Editions
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 116
Language: English