Posted: December 30th, 2021
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William Graham Sumner’s theory of society and government was a dominant force among American intellectuals during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It continues to be influential today. It also generated a strong critical response. Discuss and evaluate Sumner’s theory in contrast with progressivism (as espoused by Addams, Dewey, Holmes, and Croly). What kind of society was envisioned by Social Darwinists? What kind of society was envisioned by Progressives? Do you see echoes of these 2 visions in today’s politics?
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