Theodore Dreiser staked his reputation on fearless expression in his fiction, but he never was more outspoken than when writing about American politics. Spanning a period in American history from the Progressive Era to the advent of the Cold War, this generous volume collects Dreiser's most important political writings from his journalism, broadsides, speeches, private papers, and long out-of-print nonfiction books. Touching on the Great Depression, the New Deal, and both World Wars as well as Soviet Russia and the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, these writings exemplify Dreiser's candor and his penchant for championing the defenseless and railing against corruption. The works also navigate historical terrain with prescient observations on topics such as religion, civil rights, national responsibility, individual ethics, global relations, and censorship that remain relevant to a contemporary audience.Belief in the greatness and dignity of Man has been the guiding principle of my life and work. The logic of my life and work ... Worker, 30 July 1945, p. 5, selectively emended by reference to TD letter to William Z. Foster dated 20 July 1945, anbsp;...
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