The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people.
After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government.
It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery. The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty and they have reached a stage where they have decided that they are not going to take any more.
Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
All peoples are entangled in the net of the world market.
In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.
The late development of mass industrial organization in the United States has both stimulated and retarded the political development of the American working class.
The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known.
In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital.
One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.