People like to go back to George Washington calling it Rogue's Island and Lincoln Steffens
calling it a state for sale on the cheap,'' he said.
Morgan, Wall Street and big steel; and Lincoln Steffens
described how party bosses and officials in cities all over the country made corrupt deals.
The roster of scholars, journalists, and activists La Follette encountered, either directly or indirectly, included Adolph Berle, Edwin Borchard, William Jennings Bryan, Eugene Debs, Frederic Howe, Albert Jay Nock, Amos Pinchot, Walter Rauschenbusch, John Reed, Lincoln Steffens
, and Thorstein Veblen, among others--a strikingly heterodox group.
When the firebrand journalist Lincoln Steffens
first visited Lenin's Russia, he gained immortality for naively commenting: "I have seen the future - and it works.
He was," writes Bridges, "a muckraker a quarter century before Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens
, and Ida Tarbell were given that name for blasting abuses and corruption in America.
Tucker, and Emma Goldman; the dissident economists Henry George, Brooks Adams; and Thorstein Veblen; the militant liberals John Peter Altgeld, Lincoln Steffens
, and Randolph Bourne; and the socialists Daniel De Leon, Eugene V.
The book provides a tremendous service by offering insights into investigations by Elizabeth Cochrane, aka Nellie Bly, Winifred Black, aka Annie Laurie, as well as Jacob Riis, Lincoln Steffens
, Ida Tarbell and Upton Sinclair, all of which demonstrates to the reader that the prelude to Watergate will be well documented and very carefully presented.
Before falling prey to the charm of Vladimir Lenin and losing prestige as the best-known journalist in the country, Lincoln Steffens
forged a sensational career.
Daneet's grandfather Lincoln Steffens
was one of the most famous practitioners of the journalistic style called muckraking, investigating government and political corruption.
once wrote about the shame of the city; this was the shame of the country.
22) Blending ridicule with sarcasm, the muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens
expressed concern for the safety of the police.
exposed the political corruption of city governments in Minneapolis, St.