Jews, Church, & Civilization VI

INTRODUCTION

factions (nationalist and communist) yet was always welcomed by both governments.

 

1922 CE:  T. S. ELIOT, 40, WRITES THE WASTE LAND

Born 1888 in US, Eliot moved to the United Kingdom at age 25. He became a British subject at age 39, in 1927.

Eliot was a poet, playwright, and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Among his most famous writings are the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent.”

Eliot –

“[My poetry] wouldn’t be what it is if I’d been born in England, and it wouldn’t be what it is if I’d stayed in America. It’s a combination of things. But in its sources, in its emotional springs, it comes from America.”

 

1922 CE:  IVY LEAGUE QUOTAS

Cambridge, Massachusetts: As Jewish enrollment at Harvard hit 20% in June, 1922 Harvard president Lowell announced a 10% upper–limit Jewish quota.

86 years later, in 2008, with Harvard quotas gone, Jewish Harvard enrollment bounced–back with a vengeance, and now surpasses 30%….

The university co–op (The COOP) in Harvard Square – and its online outlet – currently has its signature maroon

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