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Toward the American Commonwealth


by Earl Browder — 1938

AMERICA emerged from the World War with an enormously strengthened economy, the world's banker, holding the debts of the other powers, and with, at least for a time predominant prestige and influence in world policies. Every philistine, every shallow thinker and Bulgarian could and did tell the world that America was the promised land, that it had found the way to “permanent prosperity," that with the "American system” poverty was being abolished and the millennium ushered in. Henry Ford and the belt-line system of mass production were the new God. And with God in his heaven, all was right with the capitalist world.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1938, p. 161-164
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13659, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 5:52:52 PM

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