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Insurrections of the mind : 100 years of politics and culture in America

Author: Franklin FoerRebecca WestRandolph Silliman BourneWalter LippmannJohn DeweyAll authors
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2014]
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Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted-- and shaped-- the state of American liberalism, publishing many of the twentieth century's most important thinkers. Insurrections of the Mind is an intellectual biography of this great American political tradition. In more than fifty essays, organized chronologically by decade, a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin Foer; Rebecca West; Randolph Silliman Bourne; Walter Lippmann; John Dewey; H L Mencken; Herbert David Croly; John Maynard Keynes; Bruce Bliven; Margaret Sanger; Edmund Wilson
ISBN: 9780062340399 0062340395
OCLC Number: 868644043
Description: xxvii, 568 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The insurrectionists / Franklin Foer --
1910s. The duty of harsh criticism / Rebecca West ; In a schoolroom / Randolph S. Bourne ; Life is cheap / Walter Lippmann ; The future of pacifism / John Dewey --
1920s. Meditation in E minor / H.L. Mencken ; The eclipse of progressivism / Herbert Croly ; Soviet Russia / John Maynard Keynes ; In Dedham Jail: a visit to Sacco and Vanzetti / Bruce Bliven ; The birth-control raid / Margaret Sanger --
1930s. Progress and poverty / Edmund Wilson ; Out of the Red with Roosevelt / John Dos Passos ; The future of democracy / Benedetto Croce --
1940s. The corruption of liberalism / Lewis Mumford ; Thoughts on peace in an air raid / Virginia Woolf ; Young man with a horn again / Otis Ferguson ; The art of translation / Vladimir Nabokov ; "In every voice, in every ban" / Alfred Kazin ; Politics and the English language / George Orwell --
1950s. Sigmund Freud / W.H. Auden ; Indo-China / Graham Greene ; Our stake in the state of Israel / Reinhold Niebuhr ; Positive thinking on Pennsylvania Avenue / Philip Roth ; Arthur Miller's conscience / Richard Rovere --
1960s. Candidate on the eve: liberalism without tears / James MacGregor Burns ; A jolly good Fellini / Stanley Kaufman ; The march on Washington / Murray Kempton ; The war on poverty / Gunnar Myrdal ; Movie brutalists / Pauline Kael --
1970s. Power and powerlessness : decline of democratic government / Hans J. Morgenthau ; Random murder: the new terrorists / Michale Walzer ; The liberal's dilemma / Daniel P. Moynihan ; Protégé power / Nicholas Lemann --
1980s. The great Carter mystery / Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. ; Liberals and deficits / Michael Kinsley ; Tory days / Henry Fairlie ; Mr. Democrat / Michael Kinsley ; Here comes the groom : a (conservative) case for gay marriage / Andrew Sullivan --
1990s. The value of the canon / Irving Howe ; Highway to hell / Michael Kelly ; The child monarch / Hendrik Hertzberg ; After memory / Leon Wieseltier ; Beyond words / Fouad Ajami ; The griz / Michael Lewis ; Les très riches heures de Martha Stewart / Margaret Talbot ; He is finished / James Wood --
2000s. Disgrace / Jeffrey Rosen ; Saint Gerhard of the sorrows of painting / Jed Perl ; Mad about you: the case for Bush hatred / Jonathan Chait ; The limited circle is pure / Zadie Smith ; A fighting faith / Peter Beinart ; American Adam / John B. Judis ; The idea of ideas / Leon Wieseltier --
Mind without silos : the next hundred years / Chris Hughes.
Other Titles: New republic (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Franklin Foer, editor.

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Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted-- and shaped-- the state of American liberalism, publishing many of the twentieth century's most important thinkers. Insurrections of the Mind is an intellectual biography of this great American political tradition. In more than fifty essays, organized chronologically by decade, a stunning collection of writers explores the pivotal issues of modern America.

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