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HCJ FOUR: (The New Journalism) Tom Wolfe

New Journalism New Journalism was an American literary movement in the 1960s and ’70s that pushed the boundaries of traditional journalism and nonfiction writing. Tom Wolfe was one of the most influential promoters of the New Journalism but gave credit to Gay Talese for establishing the New Journalism … Continue reading

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HCJ THREE: WR Hearst, the Modernist Movement & Carey and the Masses

WR Hearst and the Modernist movement William Randolph Hearst had a powerful influence in many aspects of the modernist movement which extended to politics, publishing, art, Hollywood and architectural endeavours. Born in San Francisco, California in 1863, he was the … Continue reading

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HCJ TWO: Marx

Karl Marx (1818-1883) is generally considered as the man who claimed to have made Socialism scientific. HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE PERIOD (‘Age of Revolutions’) Marx wrote at a time of political and economic change. The Revolutions of 1848 (also known … Continue reading

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HCJ TWO: Empiricism: Locke to Hume

Philosophical Liberalism In his book A History of Western Philosophy Russell describes early liberalism as a product of England and Holland that stood for religious toleration. This is because it valued commerce and industry, and favoured the rising middle class … Continue reading

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