History Another Report from the 1920s
posted by August 7 at 16:25 PMon
I’m still reading that book about the 1920s (written in 1931!)
By 1925, it seems, the revolutionary kids had lost their way, turning from substantive issues of economics and power to distracting, selfish debates about the culture wars.
The bright young college graduate who in 1915 would have risked disinheritance to march in a Socialist parade yawned at Socialism in 1925, called it old stuff, and cared not at all whether the employees of the Steel Corporation were underpaid or overpaid. Fashions had changed: now the young insurgent enraged his father by arguing against monogamy …
Phooey on 1925. We long for the authentic, good old days rebels of 1915!