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By Ziauddin Sardar

Propelled via its mythology, the United States pursues its dream relentlessly. right here, the authors divulge the darkish aspect of that fable: dying, soreness, perpetual worry, an expanding divide among wealthy and bad, a squandering of the human destiny, and the relentless development of progressively more pretexts for destiny wars.

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See King's Handbook of New York City, ed. : Moses King, 1892). 2. See Peter Conrad's The Art of the City (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1983). 3. : New York Graphic Society, 1977). 4. ' 5. For detailed information on Stieglitz's life and development see the excellent biography by Sue Davidson Lowe, Stieglitz: A Memoir I Biography (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983). 6. America and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait, ed. Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford et al. (1934: re-issued New York: Aperture, 1979).

25. The WPA Guide to New York City, intr. William H. Whyte (1939; reissued New York: Pantheon Books, 1982). 26. Stieglitz, on looking at the scene he photographed as The Steerage noted that, despite all the figures in the scene he saw only 'a picture of shapes and underlying that the feeling that [he] had about life'. See Alfred Stieglitz, 'Four Happenings', Twice a Year, nos 8-9 (SpringSummer, Fall-Winter 1942) p. 128. 27. Norman, Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer, p. 39. 28. Trachtenberg, in Kellogg, America and Lewis Hine, p.

The Virgilian mode was equally available for a factual as well as an emotional approach: both shared the same didactic intention, and were based upon the assumption that the task of reform was ultimately to arouse the concern and conscience of the general public. The way such men saw the city and all its complex problems came directly from their troubled consciences, and from the assumptions they made about the consciences of their fellow citizens, who they confidently believed shared their protestantism and (however loosely felt) their sense of social responsibility.

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