Fun fact from my schoolwork

I found, in the reading for two entirely different classes, indications that liberal magazine The Nation once held some kind of non-progressive views. In the first place, as I learned from an article by Rogers Smith called “Beyond Tocqueville, Myrdal and Hartz: The Multiple Traditions in America,” it wrote in 1898 that “the varied assortment of inferior races” in new American acquisitions such as Puerto Rico “of course, could not be allowed to vote.” And then I see that a book called The Grounding of Modern Feminism by Nancy Cott observes that the early 20th century Nation was extraordinarily condescending to the nascent feminist movement.

How times change.

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