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Progressive intellectuals and the dilemmas of democratic commitment

Author: Leon Fink
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of how the progressive intellectual can bridge the world of educated opinion and that of the working masses. The book investigates the means and methods of intellectual activists in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Fink, Leon, 1948-
Progressive intellectuals and the dilemmas of democratic commitment.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605131267
Online version:
Fink, Leon, 1948-
Progressive intellectuals and the dilemmas of democratic commitment.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)607891967
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Fink
ISBN: 0674661605 9780674661608 0674713907 9780674713901
OCLC Number: 37220691
Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Progressive reformers, social scientists, and the search for a democratic public --
Defining the people : the Wisconsin School of labor history and the creation of the American worker --
The people's expert : Charles McCarthy and the perils of public service --
Joining the people : William English Walling and the specter of the intellectual class --
A love for the people : Anna Strunsky Walling and the domestic limits of democratic idealism --
A voice for the people : A. Philip Randolph and the cult of leadership --
The people's strategist : W. Jett Lauck and the panacea of plenty --
Teaching the people : Wil Lou Gray and the siren of educational opportunity.
Responsibility: Leon Fink.

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