relationship between politics and cultureWhat, in Schorske's opinion, is the relationship between politics and culture?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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According to the enotes summary, Schorske‘s point was that “in Vienna politics and culture were interdependent, and between 1848 and 1914 that city produced three generations aware of that interdependence” (enotes, Salem on literature, Fin-de-Siècle Vienna).  If we extrapolate this to a larger generalization, we would say that politics and culture are independent, and exist and develop independently of one another.  People who expect the culture to advance and develop along with politics are wrong.


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Great quote showing the author's opinion. Useful in an essay! But by giving that very quote, you proved your explanation wrong.
Interdependence is mutual dependence between things. If you study biology, you'll discover that there is a great deal of interdependence between plants and animals. Inter- means "between," so interdependence is dependence between things.