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Crunden, The Mind and Art of Albert Jay Nock (Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1964), p. 77. 3 Albert Jay Nock, On Doing the Right Thing, and Other Essays (New York: Harper and Row, 1928). 12 The Betrayal of the American Right Most of this loose coalition of individualistic radicals was totally disillusioned with the political process, but to the extent that they distinguished between existing parties, the Republican Party was clearly the major enemy. L. Mencken. , Mencken, Villard) supported the short-lived LaFollette Progressive movement of 1924, and the Progressive Senator William E.
Similarly, as late as the mid-1930s, to the rightist Mrs. Elizabeth Dilling pacifism was, per se, a “Red” evil. Not only were such lifelong pacifists as Kirby Page, Dorothy Detzer, and Norman Thomas considered to be “Reds”; but Mrs. Dilling similarly castigated General Smedley D. S. foreign policy in World War I, but also old progressives such as Senators Burton K. Wheeler and especially laissez-fairist William E. ”1 1 Elizabeth Dilling, The Roosevelt Red Record and Its Background (Chicago: Elizabeth Dilling, 1936).
Spread the idea that everyone must have a higher education, however, bring the great mass of ineducable youth into the schools, and the schools necessarily have to turn to basket-weaving and driver-ed courses, to mere vocational training, instead of genuine education. Nock clearly believed, then, that the compulsory attendance laws, as well as the new great myth that everyone must graduate from high school and college, was wrecking the lives of most of the young, forcing them into jobs and occupations for which they were not suitable and which they disliked, and also wrecking the educational system in the process.