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



PART THREE:
A NEW ERA



"We went to war to make an end to militarism, and there is more militarism than ever before.

We went to war to make the world safe for democracy, and there is less democracy than ever before.

We went to war to dethrone autocracy and special privilege, and they thrive everywhere throughout the world today.

We went to war to win the friendship of the world, and they hate us today.

We went to war to purify the soul of America, and instead we only drugged it.

We went to war to awaken the American people to the idealistic concepts of liberty, justice, and fraternity, and instead we awakened them only to the mad pursuit of money."

- George Norris1

Continue to Chapter Five: The Politics of Normalcy

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1. Frederic Babcock, "Norris of Nebraska," The Nation, December 21, 1927 (Vol. 125, No. 3259), 705-706. Greenbaum, 37.

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