“The Great American Railroad War” reminds us of an inspired journalistic reaction to the crimes of an earlier age of robber baron.
Bierce proffers a satiric temperament gone wild and woolly, partly propelled by a revulsion at the criminal vulgarity of the Gilded Age. Given the current triumph of the 1%, his fury at power mad corporations is worth an admiring look.
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