chapter  IV
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From the Jazz Age to the Great Crash 3S I v. The New Radicalism

THE cycle of social criticism in the United States during this century has followed something like a generational pattern, with the peaks occurring in the 1900'S, in the 1930'S and again in the 1960's. But this regularity is only one aspect of a complicated movement. Another aspect is the changes in the character of social criticism in each of these periods which resulted from the condition of American society, its prevailing ideas, and its relations with the rest of the world.