“…where civilization especially prevails…”
“…where civilization especially prevails…”:
…I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter. In the large towns and cities, where civilization especially prevails, the number of those who own a shelter is a very small fraction of the whole.
— Thoreau, Walden (pt. 1c)