Sunday, May 23, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Mind-blowing Moment with Upton Sinclair

Do you remember the Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Jungle"?
You know, the novel "that exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act." Or maybe you're aware that another of his works, "Oil!", was loosely adapted into the Oscar nominated and awarded "There Will Be Blood," a stern story about greed, religion, and manipulation.

But did you know that one of the most prominent political writers of the 20th century was behind this? The world will forever be a different place.