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The Education of Henry Adams - Chapter 23 Indian Summer (1898-1899) Summary & Analysis

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The Spanish-American War breaks out. England aligns itself with the U.S. because of the threat to stability presented by Germany. Adams is pleased to see that, at last, England and the U.S. are allies. His friend Hay is the US representative in London, and doing very well. So well, in fact, that he is chosen to be the next Secretary of State. Adams prepares himself to lose his friend once he assumes power.

Adams travels more, thinking more about the acceleration and division of progress. He tries to return to the Law, since politics seems to him to be chaos, but it is too late.

He spends time with John Lafarge, a stained-glass maker and artist, who educates him on the history of the cathedral at Chartres. Lafarge seems to be the only person who still feels what the...

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