Will R. Jordan

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Will R. Jordan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Mercer University and serves as co-director of Mercer's McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles. He received his B.A. at Washington & Lee University and his Ph.D. in Political Science at Loyola University Chicago.

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Sinclair Lewis and American Democracy. Steven Michels. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.
In his 1922 travelogue What I Saw in America, G.K. Chesterton comments briefly on the most popular book of the day, Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street.  Chesterton finds it ironic that denizens of Main Streets all over America were reading and praising Lewis’s relentless attack on the mediocrity and stultifying…