T. S. Eliot The Waste Land Essay

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Sooyeon Kim Professor Dunlap History 118 Unit Exam No. 2 17 Oct 2017 Progressivism as a Project of Humanity: Roosevelt, Wilson, the Great War These fragments I have shored against my ruins Why then Ile fit you. Hireronymo’s mad againe. Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. Shantih shantih shantih --T.s. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)[1] I. THE AFTERMATH of the Industrial Revolution revealed new realities born of the marriage between technology and capitalism. Central to the Progressive motivation was the human relationship with Capital, an invisible entity whose uncanny vitalism accelerated the development of the subordinating enclosures within the emerging technological landscape and the crystallizing socio-economic paradigms that would define…show more content…
Roosevelt’s political philosophy also aimed at insuring the unemployed and disabled, limits to the workday length, worker compensation, and an amendment to the Constitution for a Federal income tax,[4] which would serve to justify the inhumanity of technological development under the guidance of the federal government. At the turn of the 20th century, the biggest threat to the integrity of the federal government was the corruption and notions of corporate intervention in honest politics.[5] This would provide a platform for the New Nationalism’s anti-corruption legislation which targeted corruption at the level of, for example, saloons, where the alcohol commerce led to corrupt local governmentality and unbridled economic determinism. The prohibition of alcohol (18th Amendment) roughly coincided with the social reforms of the time, among them civil rights in the
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