Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles

 




Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

James Truslow Adams (1878 1949) made a number of interesting remarks in this 1927 article that appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in which he noted that one of the maladies of the modern era was the creation of a cult that celebrated "the common man":

"Man has always delighted to honor the great...But now for the first time whole nations, and those the most enlightened, have come to honor the man of whom we know nothing: the Unknown Soldier. As a matter of unfortunate fact, the particular body may be that of one who fought the draft to the last ditch and was a slacker in service. That, however, is of course wholly irrelevant; for it is not really the Unknown Soldier who thus receives the almost religious adoration of his people, but the Common Man, for that is what he is intending to typify..."

During the war James Truslow Adams had served as a U.S. Army Intelligence officer as well as a delegate to the Versailles Treaty.

- from Amazon:

     


The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

The Unknown Soldier (The Atlantic Monthly, 1927)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles