Dawson on Progress

True progress, however, does not consist in a quantitative advance in wealth and numbers, no even in a qualitative advance in technology and the control of matter, though all these play their subsidiary parts in the movement. The essential fact of Progress is a process of integration, and increasingly close union between the spirit of the whole civilization and the personality of the local society. This evolution of a richer and fuller group-consciousness we can trace through the history of all the ages that are known to us. [Dynamics of World History, 44]


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