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American liberalism

laudable end, controversial means

by William Gerber

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Published by Twayne Publishers in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Liberalism -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby William Gerber.
      SeriesTwayne"s world leaders series ; TWLS 51
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJA84.U5 G38
      The Physical Object
      Pagination309 p. :
      Number of Pages309
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5065651M
      ISBN 100805736042
      LC Control Number74032118

        An engaging and meticulously researched history of Texas Populism and its contributions to modern American liberalism In the years after the Civil War, the banks, railroads, and industrial corporations of Gilded-Age America, abetted by a corrupt political system, concentrated vast wealth in the hands of the few and made poverty the fate of many. Book Description: This collection of thoughtful and timely essays offers refreshing and intelligent new perspectives on postwar American liberalism. Sophisticated yet accessible, Making Sense of American Liberalism challenges popular myths about liberalism in the United States.

      THE STRANGE DEATH OF AMERICAN LIBERALISM H. W. Brands, Author. Yale Univ. $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book. Despite its importance, classical liberalism is today poorly understood, often misrepresented (wilfully so in many cases) and wrongly identified with other ways of thinking, notably conservatism. A particular difficulty is the way the American use of the term liberal to mean ‘so-cial democrat’ means that in the English-speaking worldFile Size: 1MB.

      Tying the legislative and civil protest aspects of twentieth-century American liberalism to the pugilistic ethos of an era of Texas history rife with guns, stolen ballots, and . The struggle to contain and defeat communism defined the American government after WWII; that struggle, Brands maintains, was both a creation of liberalism—a point sure to irritate liberals—and the chief vehicle by which liberals could maintain their power in a nation traditionally hostile to big government, at least in peacetime.


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“The Decline of American American liberalism book is an extremely interesting, thoughtful, and valuable book.

It is one of the most stimulating surveys of American history that I have seen in years.” —Allan Nevins, Harmsworth Professor of American History, Oxford UniversityCited by: All interested in American political thought will appreciate this important work.

-- James Ceaser, University of Virginia In his brilliant new book, Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism, Ronald Pestritto painstakingly documents Wilson's debt to by: The essay is a much-revised version of the introduction to a book manuscript, How to Be a Humane Libertarians: Essays in a New American Liberalism.

I thank the Charles Koch Institute for providing me with the time in its Washington office to do the revisions. The Strange Death of American Liberalism. by H.W. Brands. Yale University Press • • pages • $ Reviewed by George C. Leef. H.W. Brands is a prolific historian with some readable books to his credit, such as his biography of Ben Franklin, The First American.

Modern liberalism in the United States - Wikipedia. The book was published in and was apparently being written before the election because, and A serious book by a liberal about liberalism. McGowan has read the conservative theorists (Kirk, Hayek, etc), explains their viewpoints fairly, then counters them with the liberal argument/5.

Review of Why We’re Polarized, by Ezra Klein (Simon & Schuster, ). In his American liberalism book book Why We’re Polarized, Vox founder Ezra Klein offers a model for understanding American political polarization and dysfunction through the lens of group identity.

He argues that while polarization is normal (the United States is still actually less polarized than many other. From the foreword by John Chamberlain: This animated jumbo of a book, which is alive with the savor and color of a long departed time when half-forgotten figures like Oswald Garrison Villard and Raymond Gram Swing were setting our intellectual attitudes, provides fascinating chart readings on the drift of liberal opinion from peace to war between and   Bruce J.

Schulman’s book, Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism is a biographical representation of Lyndon B. Johnson life and presidency. Schulman’s depiction of President Johnson is not one widely accepted in the memory of most Americans.

Yet, through analysis of Johnson’s political career, Schulman is able to credit the idea of Johnson as being. Americans who came of age after might have been forgiven for assuming liberalism was the norm in American politics.

From the New Deal through the Cold War, there was indeed a liberal bias in American thinking about the relation of government to people. But in the overall scheme of American history, this liberalism was anomalous.

The Strange Death of American Liberalism book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this provocative book, H. Brands conf /5. Book One. Liberalism: Principles and Values 1 Liberalism and Democracy 2 Preventing Tyranny, Promoting Freedom 3 The Rule of Law 4 Pluralism 5 Liberty and Equality 6 Values.

Book Two. Liberalism's Critics 1 Situating American Liberalism and Its Critics 2 Traditional Conservatism 3 Laissez-Faire Conservatism 4 Neoconservatism 5 The Nonliberal LeftPages:   In its scope and variety of subjects, this book reflects the protean quality of American liberalism.

Alan Brinkley focuses on the range of choices New Dealers faced. Alonzo Hamby traces the Democratic Party's evolving effort. Despite its pretenses, liberalism is not neutral (and if you doubt that, I urge you to read James Kalb’s brilliant book The Tyranny of Liberalism, the.

The strange death of American liberalism User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Brands (Texas A&M) is a prolific and versatile historian who has written books about the Revolutionary era (The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin), the late 19th and early 20th 4/5(1).

His latest book, Why Liberalism Failed, has been critically acclaimed throughout the conservative press, with the prominent Harvard legal scholar Adrian Vermeule, himself a recent convert to.

Book; Published by: University of Illinois Press; View contents. Making Sense of American Liberalism challenges popular myths about liberalism in the United States. The volume presents the Democratic Party and liberal reform efforts such as civil rights, feminism, labor, and environmentalism as a more united, more radical force than has.

"With its brilliant emphasis on ongoing, never-ending battles between forces of centralization and decentralization since our colonial days, The Decline of American Liberalism provides the key to --Nick Gillespie, editor, Reason Online and Reason TV "Libertarian-ish Rand Paul is officially running for president.

But the book is a remarkable, scholarly, well-documented record of the history of America’s intellectual life. One may disagree with a writer’s interpretation of the facts, but first one must know the facts—and in this respect, the book is of enormous value.

This book is The Decline of American Liberalism by Professor Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.”. Liberalism’s ready willingness to polarize that Hitchcock saw in has since become a staple of American politics. I believe that the new liberalism has mostly been responsible for it; the positions that conservatism has taken—with the ensuing ideological gulf—have mostly been in reaction to it.

We saw this most vividly with Obamacare. American Book Review "[In American Liberalism] McGowan argues passionately that Americans need to truly understand liberalism and its close relationship to democracy He's not interested in converting readers to liberalism but in ensuring that they understand its contributions to the very foundations of U.S.

democracy."--Booklist.This should be Latin American liberalism’s hour. This article appeared in the The Americas section of the print edition under the headline "The light that flickers" Reuse this content The Trust.As a young American political scientist, Professor Louis Hartz of Harvard, has brilliantly argued in his recent book The Liberal Tradition in America, the absence of feudalism is a basic factor in accounting for the pervasive liberalism of the American political climate.