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Neolithic Revolution

Subject: Archaeology

[Ge] A term popularized by Gordon Childe in the 1940s to reflect the huge impact on life that was made by the development and spread of farming, which he saw as one of two ...


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Gregory L. Schneider

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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... Jose Ortega y Gasset , whose Revolt of the Masses (trans. 1930 ) sold well in the United States. Architect Ralph Adams Cram , who led a Gothic revival in architecture, looked with disdain on the masses and on democratic leadership. He equated the majority of people with Neolithic Man and argued against the promotion of mass democracy. Such fare was hardly the stuff by which to reach a political majority and it assured any who accepted such ideas a minority status in politics. Yet at the same time as intellectuals and writers looked with disdain and fear...