SOMETHING LIKE A HEAD-ON COLLISION between Fascism and American democracy seems to some observers to be approaching. Here is our Department of Labor being asked to exclude Count Di Revel, President of the Fascist League of North America, on the ground that his swearing to the Fascist oath makes him an undesirable alien; and a naturalization official in Baltimore is asserting that the Fascist oath is sufficient ground for refusal of citizenship. All this is likely to be thrashed out in Congress in the coming session, the New York World hears. In the meanwhile there comes from an unexpected source the assertion that the very existence of Mussolini’s government is a direct challenge to American democracy.The vigor and efficiency of …
In the present election campaign, all the Puritan American’s self-hate is being projected upon the Democratic candidate. And inevitably so.
An article taken from “The Literary Digest” of March 5, 1921. “Just a few” of the complicated diplomatic problems that Warren G. Harding is facing are listed as follows in a Washington dispatch to the New York Tribune (Rep.): “The Japanese situation growing out of the California land laws, an attempt to smooth over which already has resulted in loud outcries by the California Senators. “The discussions which representatives of the British dominions have been holding with Senator Lodge as to some plan of these dominions and the United States presenting a united front to Japan. “The Mexican situation, which apparently the Wilson Administration intends to leave on Harding’s door-step, just as Taft left it on Wilson’s. “The disarmament proposal, …
It is among the women, then, that the whispering campaign will be most successful, and now that women vote we must expect whispering campaigns to become increasingly important in electioneering.
IN the typical American community, the Jew, the Irish-Catholic and the foreigner are very much in the minority. They are not received on terms of social equality by the governing majority.
It is true that neither of the present candidates will appeal to hate and prejudice, or address himself wholly to the emotions of the voters, or consciously take advantage of the subconscious currents that are running in his favor
To the men in this election campaign, two potent emotional appeals are being made by the managers, and the key-words in the incantation are “prosperity” and “efficiency.” Since the days of the first Puritans, “prosperity” has been a sacred word in the American tradition
ALL emotional appeals, whether in wars or elections, are appeals to instinctive impulses. There is no such thing as an emotion arising in the conscious intellect.