Federal One In Retrospect

Talking about Federal one in retrospective, different people have different views. There are many people who while doing the Federal one retrospection like looking back at Federal One’s flaws and faults only.

While looking back at Federal One, it is really very easy to find faults with all thanks to those archivists who did lots of work in digging out WPA documents from warehouses and garbage dumps. Not only these people, there are various other Federal One veterans who have provided memoirs and analyses of the projects who are part of Federal one retrospection.

While taking a tour of Federal Project Number One in retrospective, one can easily come across various anecdotes demonstrating the insensitivity of bureaucrats towards the project, the awkwardness of politicians' interventions, the issues with the censor and the danger of centralized control.


It is also true that Federal One was not meant to carry out a complete transformation of the cultural landscape. However, it is also true that when the Federal Project had reached its completion point, the cultural production and distribution returned to something very much like the patterns they had taken earlier. There was a strong argument that various projects which were the component of Federal project Number One only acted as pacifiers, which consisted of a potentially radical and menacing artists movement by converting it to a form of government service.

Continuing with the Federal One in retrospective, it is also true that Federal One project cannot be declared as terribly imperfect. It was worth taking initiative as it acted as a place to test theatrical forms, some of which still seem new today. There were so many opportunities which came into scene only because of Federal One. Artists got employment and who otherwise were living facing the greatest difficulties sustaining their work otherwise.

In short to sum up the Federal One retrospection, it can be said that the Federal One project took responsibility to help the artist community of America and helped in promoting the cultural life.