We will be offering the entire text of Ralph Borsodi’s This Ugly Civilization here for free, though the new introduction by Bill Sharp is exclusive to the print edition.
Book I – The Quest Of Comfort
Since humanity came into being man hath enjoyed himself too little:
that alone, my brethren, is our original sin. —Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Part I | This Ugly Civilization
Part II | The Factory
Part III | The Persons In the Drama the Great Men and the Small
Book II – The Conquest Of Comfort
If the goal of humanity be still lacking, is there not
also lacking—humanity itself? —Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Part IV | The Material Aspect
XIV Food, Clothing And Shelter: The Essentials Of Comfort
XV The Factors In the Quest Of Comfort: I. The Homestead
XVI The Factors In the Quest Of Comfort: II. Time
XVII The Factors In the Quest Of Comfort: III. Machines
XVIII The Factors In the Quest Of Comfort: IV. Wisdom
Part V | The Philosophic Aspect
A special dedication to artist and botanist Mrs. Rita B. Eames, wife of Cornell botanist Arthur J. Eames.
It was her former copy we transcribed the new edition from.