By: Frederic Nelson
Date: August 28, 1929
Source: Nelson, Frederic. "The Child Stylites of Baltimore." The New Republic, August 28, 1929, 37–38.
About the Publication: The New Republic magazine was founded in 1914 by journalists Herbert Croly, Walter Weyl, and Walter Lippmann. Its first issue in November sold 875 copies, but within a year, its monthly sales reached fifteen thousand. While the magazine is and has been regarded as liberal, its editorial positions over the years have not followed a strict ideological line.
Twentieth-century America has witnessed the sudden appearance of various popular fads. Either because of boredom or the desire for social conformity, crazes have often captured the American public's fancy. Some of these frivolous stunts reflect the lighthearted side of America: college students...
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