Crowd Management: Matthew Arnold and the Science of Society

Crowd Management: Matthew Arnold and the Science of Society GAGE McWEENY Through the length and breadth of our nation a sense,--vague and obscure as yet,--of weariness with the old organisations ... works and grows. In the House of Commons the old organisations must inevitably be most enduring and strongest, the transformation must inevitably be longest in showing itself; and it may truly be averred, therefore, that at the present juncture the centre of movement is not in the House of Commons. It is in the fermenting mind of the nation; and his is for the next twenty years the real influence who can address himself to this. Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy (1866-69) The destinies of nations are elaborated at present in the heart of the masses, and no longer in the councils of princes. Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd (1896) be "The Era of the Crowd." Matthew Arnold's own handbook to crowd control, Culture and Anarchy, published in 1869, suggests however that Le Bon merely sensationalized elements already potent enough some thirty years earlier to occasion Arnold's polemic on behalf of culture. Energizing Arnold's claims that through culture's opposition to and suppression of anarchy lies the way not only to "perfection, but even to safety," "the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Victorian Poetry West Virginia University Press

Crowd Management: Matthew Arnold and the Science of Society

Victorian Poetry, Volume 41 (1)

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GAGE McWEENY Through the length and breadth of our nation a sense,--vague and obscure as yet,--of weariness with the old organisations ... works and grows. In the House of Commons the old organisations must inevitably be most enduring and strongest, the transformation must inevitably be longest in showing itself; and it may truly be averred, therefore, that at the present juncture the centre of movement is not in the House of Commons. It is in the fermenting mind of the nation; and his is for the next twenty years the real influence who can address himself to this. Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy (1866-69) The destinies of nations are elaborated at present in the heart of the masses, and no longer in the councils of princes. Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd (1896) be "The Era of the Crowd." Matthew Arnold's own handbook to crowd control, Culture and Anarchy, published in 1869, suggests however that Le Bon merely sensationalized elements already potent enough some thirty years earlier to occasion Arnold's polemic on behalf of culture. Energizing Arnold's claims that through culture's opposition to and suppression of anarchy lies the way not only to "perfection, but even to safety," "the

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