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The Shape of Things to Come Second Worksheet

The Shape of Things to Come Second Worksheet - Book II The...

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Book II The Day After Tomorrow: The Age of Frustration The London Conference In the section, the historian describes the London Conference (Wells's imaginary Conference) which is an attempt to reconcile the great crises of the 1930s. Here the historian is critical of both the capitalist and communist systems. 1. The historian criticizes 20 th century democracy. What does he think is the "political fiction" of democracy? He thinks that everyone has the same ability as everybody else to make collective decisions. Democracy wasn’t what it is now where 2. On pages 123 - 127, the historian belittles the Voter, the Mass, and the Common People. Why and on what grounds? The common people at one time were almost considered a god because they were put up to high standards and were always right. But they were common people, and should only vote for their leaders who can make more decisions. Everyone, including the mass and the voter weren’t educated hardly at all, and having them in charge of anything would be plain stupid.
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