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Public Opinion

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Walter Lippmann


Public Opinion (1922), by Walter Lippman, is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often…

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

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William Cooper Nell


A study of the black patriots of the American Revolution, with introductions by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Wendell Phillips.

The Challenge of Waste

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Stuart Chase


"The Challenge of Waste" examines the wasteful nature of the competitive market system, particularly from a Veblenian point of vie…

Technocracy

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William Henry Smyth


The word technocracy refers to a system of government by technical experts such as scientists, technologists, and engineers. William Henry S…

Philip Dru: Administrator

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Edward M. House


Philip Dru: Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935 is a futuristic political novel published anonymously in 1912 by Edward Mandell Ho…

The Promise of American Life

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Herbert Croly


The book is said to "offer a manifesto of Progressive beliefs" that "anticipated the transition from competitive to corporate…

What is Industrial Democracy

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Norman Thomas


An explanation of the concept of industrial democracy and its relation to capitalism. (Summary by progressingamerica)

Fifth Annual Message to Congress

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 027

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George Washington


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Character Sketch - William Randolph Hearst

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 034

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W. T. Stead


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the English countryside; William R…

Midnight Ride Letter to Belknap

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 023

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Paul Revere


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the rea…