The need now is for a gentler, kinder race than that that won for us against the ice, the tiger, and the bear. The hand that handled the ax now fondles the machine gun as lovingly. It is a habit we will have to break to survive, but the roots go very deep.

                                             LOREN EISLEY

 

 

[Photograph: Jacob Riis; Bandits Roost, lower east side, New York City, 1888]

(Collection Museum of the City of New York)