When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal, whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work, the effect thereof is substantially to identify the national purpose with the social problem.
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|Birth:||23rd January, 1869|
|Death:||17th May, 1930|
|Profession:||Author, Editor, Leader, Philosopher|
Herbert David Croly was born in New York City, New York, USA. He was an intellectual leader of the progressive movement as an editor, political philosopher and a co-founder of the magazine The New Republic in early twentieth-century America. His book, The Promise of American Life, looked to the conservative spirit of effective government as espoused by Alexander Hamilton, combined with the democracy of Thomas Jefferson. In his 1914 book Progressive Democracy, he rejected the thesis that the liberal tradition in the United States was inhospitable to anti-capitalist alternatives. He educated at Harvard University, Harvard College, and City College of New York. After returning to America, he worked as an editor for an architectural magazine, The Architectural Record, from 1900 to 1906.
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