LINCOLN STEFFENS THE SHAME OF THE CITIES PDF

Start your review of The Shame of the Cities Write a review Shelves: muckraker-expose I started reading this a few years ago and found it distant and dry and fairly non-specific. My interest in the muckrakers, however, means that I will give it another go someday. As I understood, Steffens points to the origin of corruption to two important causes: 1. Politicians and reformers are businessmen bankers, lawyers and merchants ; for they make the commercial spirit is the spirit of profit, not patriotism; of credit, not honor; of individual gain, not national prosperity; of trade and dickering, not principle. However, he sees hope in this kind of politicians. If our political leader are to be always a lot of political merchants, The book is highly recommended.

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In The Shame of the Cities, Steffens sought to bring about political reform in urban America by appealing to the emotions of Americans. He tried to provoke outrage with examples of corrupt governments throughout urban America. From — he covered the Mexican Revolution and began to see revolution as preferable to reform.

In March , he accompanied William C. Bullitt , a low-level State Department official, on a three-week visit to Soviet Russia and witnessed the "confusing and difficult" process of a society in the process of revolutionary change.

He wrote that "Soviet Russia was a revolutionary government with an evolutionary plan", enduring "a temporary condition of evil, which is made tolerable by hope and a plan. His enthusiasm for communism soured by the time his memoirs appeared in The autobiography became a bestseller leading to a short return to prominence for the writer, but Steffens would not be able to capitalize on it as illness cut his lecture tour of America short by Two years later they relocated to the largest art colony on the Pacific Coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Ella and Lincoln soon became controversial figures in the leftist politics of the region. Steffens died of heart failure on August 9, , in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

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Lincoln Steffens

In The Shame of the Cities, Steffens sought to bring about political reform in urban America by appealing to the emotions of Americans. He tried to provoke outrage with examples of corrupt governments throughout urban America. From — he covered the Mexican Revolution and began to see revolution as preferable to reform. In March , he accompanied William C. Bullitt , a low-level State Department official, on a three-week visit to Soviet Russia and witnessed the "confusing and difficult" process of a society in the process of revolutionary change. He wrote that "Soviet Russia was a revolutionary government with an evolutionary plan", enduring "a temporary condition of evil, which is made tolerable by hope and a plan.

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The shame of the cities

However, Steffens believed the average American failed to recognize the sole avaricious goal of big business: generating self-profit. Lincoln was captivated by the web of corruption which involved not only the police departments, but also the municipal governments, which developed into a penchant for exposing government and corporate corruption. After only being editor for four months, Steffens was kicked out of the office by McClure and told to find out what was happening with the country. The Shame of St.

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The Shame of the Cities

But urban political corruption remained a particularly popular target, and in Steffens collected and published his writings on St. The Introduction, below, suggested his overall conclusions about political corruption. Introductionand Some Conclusions This is not a book. Done as journalism, they are journalism still, and no further pretensions are set up for them in their new dress. This classification may seem pretentious enough; certainly it would if I should confess what claims I make for my profession.

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Theodore Roosevelt called muckrakers. After attending the University of California , Steffens studied psychology with Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig and with Jean-Martin Charcot in Paris, which confirmed his basic positivist orientation. During nine years of New York City newspaper work ending in , Steffens discovered abundant evidence of the corruption of politicians by businessmen seeking special privileges. Many nationwide lecture tours won Steffens recognition.

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