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  •  And the main reason is preceding decades (0+ / 0-)

    The context in which leaders of the 1910s  experienced childhood and early adult life were vastly different not only in level of technology sophistication and political culture but the valuation of ideas themselves.

    The 1910s was a time that paid lip service to progress even as it virtually enslaved children and locked seamstresses into fire-prone factories.

    Naturally, nothing of the sort exists now. The lip service to progress given in the 1910s has no parallel at all in the 2010s. These days, political leaders of both camps are openly contemptuous of the very word 'progress'.

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