By Kenneth C. Wenzer (ed.)
The yankee political economist Henry George dedicated his existence to the only tax. nearly forgotten this day, his most sensible vendor "Progress and Poverty" inspired many people within the English-speaking international. His popularity and fall have been because of a brief alliance with the yankee Irish Catholics who have been agitating for the land warfare in eire and social switch of their new fatherland. So major used to be this tidal wave of aid that it swamped the yank realization within the past due 1870s and early Eighties together with prelates of the Roman Catholic Church, a few of whom have been conservatively vulnerable. George astutely navigated the waters through operating with the novel editor of "The Irish World", Patrick Ford. yet then George made a politically awkward friendship with Father Edward McGlynn, an ardent supporter of modernism and the only tax, who used to be a relentless irritant to the church hierarchy and for this reason excommunicated. the problems that McGlynn raised rocked the yank Catholic Church and the Vatican itself. The counter-campaign waged by means of the church and religious Irish Catholics blocked McGlynn and placed an finish to George1's fleeting good fortune.