McArthur's call for schools to foster opportunities for free discussion and democratic choice became a rallying cry for many progressivists
in the early 1940s.
It makes painfully clear that progressivists
are playing for keeps and that they will not allow scruples about burdening the consciences of religious believers to interfere with their efforts to refashion American society along secularist lines.
From a progressivist
perspective such as that of Georgio Vasari, the story was one of the lamentable eclipse of classicism with the collapse of the Roman Empire and its glorious reappearance in the Renaissance (The Lives of the Artists, trans.
Donnelly, an Australian observer who is no friend to progressivist
education, has still given an accurate description of its essential characteristics and its entrenched position in schools of education:
It was in this ever more constricted space that the split between traditionalists and progressivists
developed, but other divisions emerged as well.
mapped and photographed "in accurate scientific form" the conditions of tenement living for the exhibition in 1899, which led to Lawrence Veiller's New York State Tenement House Law (1901).
Traditionalists accuse progressivists
of fomenting anarchy, while progressivists
accuse traditionalists of fomenting authoritarianism.
Coubertin's Olympic project depended, in part, upon the energies of the American sporting progressivists
who came to view the Games as the pinnacle of international competition and a marker of American cultural progress.
If we let the progressivists
and the libertarians win now and make harm minimisation the main social response to substance abuse, the change into a drug society would be irreversible.