The United States after the World War

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CHAPTER VI
THE CONSERVATIVE REVOLUTION

ALTHOUGH not many Americans have formed the habit of thinking of political issues in terms of systematic theories concerning the scope and functions of government, it is almost necessary to do this in order to achieve a coherent orientation in the multiplicity of facts, opinions, and prejudices. The laissez faire theory of government assumes that government shall govern as little as possible, leaving the individual free to work out his own destiny on the assumption that what is good for the individual is also good for society as a whole. The "progressives" hold that this view is not necessarily true, and that the public interest often requires the limitation of individual action. In case of a conflict between the interest of the individual and that of society, the latter should predominate. Their dogma can be stated as popular control of government, and government control of economic and social problems in the interest of society. Both these theories are based upon the concept of private property. Socialism differs both as to the ownership of property and as to the position of the individual, vesting the control of both in the group. During the years immediately preceding the World War, the "progressive" theory was dominant in both domestic and foreign policy and also in both the Democratic party and the Republican party.

Regulation by the Federal government seemed to promise a solution of all difficulties. The development of big business had created economic power which had been misused to the detriment of society. Regulation by the government had been advanced as the solution. Business had opposed gov-

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