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Israel to add 35 West Bank settlements to new 'national priorities map'

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What is the point of the Africans’ strike? ‘To prove that we’re human beings’

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IDF strikes Gaza after three mortar shells fired at troops near security fence

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IDF barred Israeli activists from West Bank

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Person of the Year || Pope Francis can’t save us

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Progressivism – Discover the Networks

It is hard to fix a specific starting date for the progressive race to the Great Society, writes Jonah Goldberg, but a good guess might be 1888, the year [when socialist] Edward Bellamy’s novelLooking Backwardburst on the American scene. Set in the year 2000, this futuristic book depicts a utopian society run with the hierarchical efficiency of a military battalion. All workers in this idealized world belong to a unified industrial army that labors within the confines of an economy controlled by a coterie of central planners who are deemed to be more capable of fostering prosperity and productivity than is a free marketplace. A preacher in the story lauds the earthly paradise, while the population at large looks back upon the age of individualism with a blend of amusement and derision.

Bellamy’s book became immensely influential, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. It was particularly effective at setting afire the hearts of idealistic young people who were moved by the author’s vision of a socialist utopia. All across America, Nationalist Clubs were formed to advocate for the nationalization of industryand the promotion of the brotherhood of humanity. Bellamy presented his utopia as a forum for the genuine expression of Jesus Christ’s teachings. The author’s cousin Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister who penned the Pledge of Allegiance, shared this perspective, as he stated forthrightly in a sermon titled Jesus, the Socialist.

By the turn of the 20th century, many intellectuals had wedded this socialist-utopian vision with the psychological confidence spawned by the technological and scientific advances of the age. People saw that they clearly lived in an eraof progress, where, for the first time in human history, the darkness of night had been overcome by the electric light; where the need for efficient, safe transportation had been met by the automobile; and where the chains of gravity had been broken by the airplane. The ability of scientific ingenuity and expertise to master the physical world, suggested that similar mastery might be achievable in the realms of politics and economics; i.e., that an intellectual elite might be able to assess society’s defects and prescribe appropriate remedies. That belief was part and parcel of theprogressive vision that flourished in America from the 1890s through the 1920s.

As progressives saw things, most societal flaws were attributable to capitalism’sinherent injustices. Foremost among those flaws was economic inequality the plainly observable reality that some people lived in poverty while others basked in splendor. Progressives saw these inequalities as by-products of the industrial age, which had enabled some innovators and entrepreneurs to earn vast fortunes that contrasted sharply with the destitution of others among whom were people whose traditional livelihoods may have been rendered obsolete by technological advances. Progressives also believed that industrialization had led to social disintegration and materialistic decadence throughout America.

Byprogressives’ reckoning,solving the foregoing problems would require government intervention on a very large scale. Affluent progressives in particular led the chorus of criticisms against the gap between rich and poor. Giving voice to their sentiments, in 1899 the economist Thorstein Veblen published Theory of the Leisure Class, which ridiculed symbols of affluence and tarred the allegedly greedy leisure class as the conservative class.

Progressivism soon evolved into an umbrella label for a host of economic, political, social, and moral reforms aimed at curing the ills of American society. Some of these reforms were quite beneficial, and indeed necessary, as they provided social mechanisms that allowed the U.S. to make a peaceful transition into 20th-century life.

The Progressive Era was, among other things, theage of muckrakers journalists and authors who sought to expose the corrupt underbelly of industrial-age America and, by extension, of capitalism itself. Muckrakers called attention to such negative trends as child labor, urban poverty, government corruption, ruthless business practices, dangerous factory conditions, and the horrors of lynching. Major progressive projects included the elimination of red-light districts from American cities; the enactment of minimum-wage laws; the provision of industrial-accident insurance; restrictions on child labor; legislation to regulate the meat-packing, drug, and railroad industries; laws to improve working conditions; the strengthening ofanti-trust laws; and the formation of a vibrant conservation movement.

A number of progressive reforms also made their influence felt in the American political system.For instance:

According to R.J. Pestritto, author of American Progressivism, Americas original Progressives were also its original, big-government liberals. They set thestage for the New Deal principles of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,who cited the progressives especially Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson as the major influences on his ideas about government. Theprogressives, Pestritto says,wanted a thorough transformation in Americas principles of government, from a government permanently dedicated to securing individual liberty to one whose ends and scope would change to take on any and all social and economic ills.

In the progressive worldview,the proper role of government was not to confine itself to regulating a limitedrange of human activities as the founders had stipulated, but rather to inject itself into whatever realms the times seemed to demand.The progressivesreasoned that although America’sfounders had felt it necessaryto limit the power of government because oftheir experience with King George III, government, as a result of historical evolution, was no longer the menace it once had been;rather, they believed government had becomecapable of solving an ever-greater array of societal problems — problemsthe founders could never have envisioned. Consequently,the progressives called fora more activist government whose regulation ofpeople’s lives was properly determined not by theoutdated words of an anachronistic Constitution, but by whatever the American people seemed to need at any given time.

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