Bluegrass Against the Machine: Rising Appalachia: Tiny Desk Concert

Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))2/08/2020 1:06:40 pm PST

re: #78 Teddy’s Person

Yeah, the assumption underpinning a lot of that reform was that problems in society (like poverty) were caused by moral failings. Diet reformer Sylvester Graham (of graham cracker fame) cautioned his adherents on the dangers of masturbation.

I remember Rick Santorum discussing a similar theme: that America’s economic decline was based on moral decline and the disappearance of the single-earner nuclear family with the stay-at-home mom.