Uphill All the Way: The Fortunes of Progressivism, 1919-1929
By Kevin C. Murphy, Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.


PART ONE: CRACK-UP: FROM VERSAILLES TO NORMALCY


"The old world has crumbled into dust at our feet, and it can never be restored.
The war has broken for good and all the bands which held the pre-war world together.
For the moment we are adrift and have no idea of our bearings."

- Richard Roberts, The Survey, 1919.1

"The final war for democracy will begin after the war."

-- Walter Weyl, 1918.2

"Europe was devastated by the war, we by the aftermath."

- Louis Brandeis, 19213

"Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow."

- T.S. Eliot, 19254


Continue to Chapter One: The "Tragedy of the Peace Messiah."

Return to the Table of Contents.

1. Richard Roberts, "The Restoration of Civil Liberty," The Survey. November 15, 1919, 110.
2. Walter Weyl, The End of the War (New York: MacMillan, 1918), 311.
3. Arthur Schlesinger, Crisis of the Old Order (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1957), 75.
4. T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men, 1925.


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