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Explore the February 1911 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
“The appalling amount of crime in the United States, as compared with many other civilized countries, is due to the fact that it is known generally that the punishment for crime is uncertain and far from severe.”
“What excuse have you, anyhow, for turning out flimsy, shallow, amusement-seeking creatures, when you think of the elements in your making?”
Extracts from John Muir’s personal writings