Wednesday, September 24, 2014

And it is impossible to be anything but densely ignorant of any people whose faces we have never seen, whose country we have never visited

IMG_20140922_145156American travel abroad has been practically all to Europe, with an increasing number who have seen something of the Far East. And it is impossible to be anything but densely ignorant of any people whose faces we have never seen, whose country we have never visited, whose history we have ignored, and whose language we cannot understand. No real interest is possible without knowledge, and the main trouble between the American and his neighbors is plain ignorance.

Prowling about Panama by George A. Miller (New York, 1919)

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