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To: ProgressingAmerica

Interesting find, PGA.

Predates the Eugenics movement, that got my attention. I did a little digging.

There are several fictional novels of that era, of a socialist/utopian bent. 19th century science fiction, if you will.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/special-coll/ksw.shtml

Who’da thunk? Raises the possibility that liberals are just late-19th century Trekkies?

Ewww.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

They did that a lot.

Francis Bellamy’s book “Looking Backward” did a lot to introduce Nationalism.(While Bellamy wasn’t a progressive, he did start writing for the Fabians toward the end of his life)
http://progressingamerica.blogspot.com/2012/04/did-norman-thomas-really-say-that.html

Edward House’s book “Philip Dru Administrator” is very much like a progressive blueprint, with expert panels filled with czars running the show.
http://glennbecksbooklist.blogspot.com/2011/09/free-download-of-book-philip-dru.html

Ernest Poole’s book “The Harbor” is considered a socialist novel.
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-14-310644-9

All of these books are downloadable for free online, and in audio book formats as well.

http://librivox.org/the-harbor-by-ernest-poole/
http://librivox.org/philip-dru-administrator-by-edward-m-house/
http://librivox.org/looking-backward-2000-1887-by-edward-bellamy/


9 posted on 05/01/2012 1:36:02 PM PDT by ProgressingAmerica (What's the best way to reach a you tube generation? Put it on you tube!)
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