From "When Life Reeked With Joy"
History, a record of things left behind by past generations,
started in 1815. Throughout the comparatively radical years 1815-1870
the western European continent was undergoing a Rampant period of
economic modification. Industrialization was precipitating in
Problems were so complexicated that in
, out of a city popula- Paris
tion of 1 million people, 2 million able bodies were on the loose.
Great Brittian, the
and other European countrys had demicratic USA
leanings. The middle class was tired and needed a rest. The old order
could see the lid holding down new ideas beginning to shake. Among the
goals of the chartists were universal suferage and anal parliment. Vot-
ing was to be done by ballad.
A new time zone of national unification roared over the horizon.
Founder of the new
was Cavour, an intelligent Sardine from the Italy
north. Nationalism aided Itally because nationalism is the growth of an
army. We can see that nationalism succeeded for Itally because of
's big army. Napoleam III-IV mounted the French thrown. One France
thinks of Napoleon III as a live extension of the late but great,
Napoleon. Here too was the new
: loud, bold, vulgar and full of Germany
Culture fomented from
Europe's tip to its top. Richard Strauss,
who was violent but methodical like his wife made him, plunged into
vicious and perverse plays. Dramatized were adventures in seduction and
abortion. Music reeked with reality. Wagner was master of music, and
people did not forget his contribution. When he died they labeled his
seat "historical." Other countries had their own artists.