I've always been a fan of the 1910s, and for a large part the reason is that the pre-WWI era seems to be the final time where a person could feel like they, alone, with enough dedication and skill, could accomplish something world-changing. This article gives a case study of the time in which the great heroes of yesterday fail against the tide of the masses, which represents the death of american romance.

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