!!> Reading ➽ The Machine ➶ Author Upton Sinclair – Chainnews.us

The Machine GRIMES How Different We Ve Got The Police, And We Ve Got The District Attorney, And We Ve Got The Courts What Do We Want What Can They Do But Talk In The Newspapers And Is There Anything They Haven T Said About Us Already Takes HEGAN By The Arm, And Laughs Come, Old Man

!!> Reading ➽ The Machine  ➶ Author Upton Sinclair – Chainnews.us
  • Paperback
  • 68 pages
  • The Machine
  • Upton Sinclair
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9781406955828

10 thoughts on “The Machine


  1. says:

    The Machine is a three part play written by Upton Sinclair and first published in 1912, six years after his most recognized work, The Jungle and when the author was thirty four, so still fairly early in his writing career.A casual reader will find few surprises Sinclair s protagonists have discovered a clandestine political machine that oppresses the poor while piling up great riches for the ruling oligarchy, represented ...


  2. says:

    A short play by man of the people author Upton Sinclair, the titular machine is the unholy union of business and politics that leads to widespread corruption and the exploitation of the poor disenfranchised by the rich elitist power brokers manipulating the system for their personal gain The Machine seems eerily relevant over a hundred years since its initial publication in 1912, with the United States now literally being run by a billionaire businessman The weakest aspect of the short seventy page play is that the characters never have the time to be developed much beyond the sociopolitical ideologies they represent, so the father daughter conflict and budding love interest serve as little than vehicles for lengthy discussions about corruption and responsibility But Sinclair s argument and position is made crystal clear, and the utilitarian dialogue rarely feels bogged down In today s polarized political climate, t...


  3. says:

    This is written in play format I have not before read anything by Upton Sinclare I did not know what to expect To me, I felt like I had gotten a glimpse of some people s private lives in the middle of their story There are hints to the beginning as well as ideas to what the ending could be But it s a glimpse of the middle of a story...


  4. says:

    It is a quick read Good for a short flight However, he gets a little preachy about his socialism politically he and I are similar, but it gets tedious spoiler alert It wraps up a little too neatly for my taste They suddenly fall in love without courtship Bull It would have been better to put a few pages of their attraction in the middle o...


  5. says:

    I m reminded while reading this how the most learned populists fail because they have no grasp as to how normal people actually talk.


  6. says:

    Relatively standard Sinclair fare, but this time in a play.A short read, nowhere near as preachy as the end of The Jungle.

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