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Modernism in music is characterized by a desire for or belief in progress and science, surrealism, anti-romanticism, political advocacy, general intellectualism, and/or a breaking with the past or common practice — Ezra Pound’s modernist slogan, “Make it new,” as applied to music. Modern music is often thought[weasel words] to begin with, or just after, Debussy’s impressionist works, rising to rhetorical, if not commercial, dominance after the Second World War, and then being gradually displaced by postmodern music.