In his progressive work "Shame of the Cities," Lincoln Steffens exposed the political corruption, graft, bribes and unrepresentative nature of city governments. Of Philadelphia, Stevens wrote, it is "the most corrupt and the most contented." | Photo of Lincoln Steffens.
So why does the white, lower middle class, population continue to favor the Republicans despite the fact that the economic promises of the party have been shown to be bogus? Partly it is a cultural phenomenon.
Danish architect Jørn Utzon, born April 9, 1918 in Copenhagen, is best known for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When it was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, Utzon became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime.
Mother Jones: Labor Organizer, Miner's Union Agitator
Mother Jones at the White House in Washington DC, 1924. Labor leader Mother Jones was known as a radical union organizer who fought to organize miners. In her later years she also worked for child labor reform. She was sometimes known as the Mother of All Agitators.
Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Constitution Makes Us Free