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Liberalism and its discontents

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Cambridge (Massachusetts) ; London : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printingView all editions and formats

Brinkley offers an account of postwar liberalism since the 1930s. Looking beyond the internal weaknesses of liberalism and the broad social and economic forces it faced, he considers the role of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Brinkley
ISBN: 0674530179 9780674530171 0674001850 9780674001855
OCLC Number: 645262775
Description: xii, 372 p
Contents: * Preface * The Rise of Franklin Roosevelt * The New Deal Experiments * The Late New Deal and the Idea of the State * The New Deal and Southern Politics * The Two World Wars and American Liberalism * Legacies of World War II * Historians and the Interwar Years * Hofstadter's The Age of Reform Reconsidered * Robert Penn Warren, Tarry Williams, and Huey Long * Icons of the American Establishment * The Posthumous Lives of John F. Kennedy * Therapeutic Radicalism of the New Left * Allard Lowenstein and the Ordeal of Liberalism * The Taming of the Political Convention * The Passions of Oral Roberts * The Problem of American Conservatism * Historians and Their Publics * Notes * Sources * Index
Responsibility: Alan Brinkley.


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With brilliant economy, Alan Brinkley uses these collected essays to explore where liberalism failed: why Franklin D. Roosevelt condoned racial segregation, why cold-war internationalists gladly Read more...

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