Walt Whitman Impact On Religion

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Utilitarianism was the most important component of philosophic radicalism. It was opposed to tradition and to theories of natural law, and in addition it was implicitly critical of religion. It served to undermine the legitimacy of the established regime. One of the major components of philosophic radicalism was political economy. The principles of political economy were incompatible with monopoly and protectionism. Another component of philosophic radicalism was its rationale for democracy. The radicals implied that those with sinister interests gain benefits by corrupt means. To prevent this, they proposed establishing a representative system based on the universal or general interest of the entire people. Walt Whitman is a nationalist poet,…show more content…
and let that which was behind advance to the front and speak; The final version of the poem was published after the civil war. This war had a tremendous impact on the American economic and social’s level. Altough, later on Whitman will question religion, he does not hesitate to use a Holy Scripture reference in 4th line, parafresing the So the last shall be first, and the first last. (Matthew 20:16). By the change of roles, the author invokes an abolition of titles and a redistribution of roles and property. A new American nation would be born out of change . radix- root, change from the basic fabric In connectio to the preface to leaves of Grass, Whitman believed in the uniqueness and superiority on the American state worldwide. America;s greatness but the genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges or churches or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors … but always most in the common people. He thus promotes a general change in order for American to fullfil the general nationalist dream of becoming the leader of the…show more content…
Let faces and theories be turn'd inside out! let meanings be freely criminal, as well as results! Let there be no suggestion above the suggestion of drudgery! 10 Let none be pointed toward his destination! (Say! do you know your

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