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The strange death of American liberalism

The strange death of American liberalism

Author: H W Brands
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book, H.W. Brands confronts the vital question of why an ever-increasing number of Americans do not trust the federal government to improve their lives and to heal major social ills. How is it that government has come to be seen as the source of many of our problems, rather than the potential means of their solution? How has the word liberal become a term of abuse in American political discourse?" "From the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H W Brands
ISBN: 0300090218 9780300090215 9780300098242 0300098243
OCLC Number: 46641846
Description: xiii, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. A nation of skeptics --
2. Beneath the eagle's wings --
3. The war that never ended --
4. Liberals all --
5. From hubris to suttee --
6. The contradictions of Cold War conservatism --
7. Nunc dimittis.
Responsibility: H.W. Brands.


This work focuses on the sea change in American politics from the 1960s to the 21st century, from a time when liberals created bold government programmes to solve important social problems, to  Read more...


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"A brilliant autopsy of a dearly departed American political tradition... Provocative." Kirkus Reviews "Consistently interesting... A useful tonic to liberals who underestimate the difficulty of Read more...

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