There's a wonderful line, in Chekov's play, "the high road"; ...the chief thing about a city, it must be clean". Read it in Russian and all the other languages, there are all the characters on the road, the one hoping he will get to Jerusalem. Chekov went alone to one of the gulags early on, and gave a personal report of the conditions, after hearing some stories. There was so much work done all over the world by people like Charles Dickens, whose work work was used to come up with the minimum requirements for a person to "LIVE". Many give the example's of the Scandanavian countries as icons of sophistication, obedience to the law cleanliness, but in Zimbabwe we had a high rate of education and literacy, and were self sufficient.
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