Post-war American liberalism (1945-1972)

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Dominic Sandbrook insightfully probes Eugene McCarthy’s complex role in the decay of American liberalism. Avoiding nostalgia, he writes with an incisive and compelling honesty A sobering story in vivid prose, rich in nuance.” –Alan Taylor, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of William Cooper’s TownCited by: 4.

This chapter examines the content and context of what is termed “postwar liberalism”, which Post-war American liberalism book a new commitment to anti-discrimination with a rejection of the more class-conscious and social democratic orientation of the New Deal.

Postwar liberalism represents a new understanding of American liberalism that centrally featured a strong, principled stand against racial : Carol A.

Horton. "Boyle's book presents, with a remarkably assured tone and Post-war American liberalism book mastery of materials, a persuasive narrative of the shortcomings of postwar liberalism from the labor perspective that was so important then and is so often ignored today."—American Political Science Review "This book constitutes a compelling argument that throughout the immediate Price: $ Get this from a library.

Eugene McCarthy: the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism. [Dominic Sandbrook] -- "Dominic Sandbrook traces Eugene McCarthy's rise to prominence and his subsequent failures, and makes clear how his story embodies the larger history of American liberalism.

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Get this from a library. Eugene McCarthy: and the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism. [Dominic Sandbrook] -- Originally a New Deal liberal and aggressive anticommunist, Senator Eugene McCarthy famously lost faith with the Democratic party over Vietnam. His stunning challenge to Lyndon Johnson in the   Richard P.F.

Holt is an award-winning writer. He has authored, co-authored and edited a number of books, two of which were named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Title for the years and ``The Changing Face of Economics” (University of Michigan ) and ``Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and Sustainability`` (Routledge ).

4 National Security Liberalism and American Foreign Policy 5 America's Liberal Grand Strategy: Democracy and National Security in the Post‐War Era 6 America's Identity, Democracy Promotion and National Interests: Beyond Realism, Beyond Idealism.

Much of what Richard Rorty has to say about the triumph of American liberalism is largely accepted and unquestioned by a wide variety of scholars. Yet there are inconsistencies in Rorty's work, and his defense of liberalism does not depend on familiar Enlightenment assumptions about reason, human nature, historical progress, and the : Markar Melkonian.

_After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State_ by Paul Gottfried is a very powerful and important book which shows specifically how a discontinuity existing between nineteenth century liberalism and its twentieth century version has made possible the rise of a "managerial state".Reviews: I wrote a book called The Story of American Freedom, which, in a way, is a history of the origins of modern liberalism.

It’s a history of social movements that have contributed to the expansion of liberty in our country, including abolitionism, feminism, populism and the labour movement. Journal of American Studies "In some respects, Henry Wallace's Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism is a critique of historians who have seen postwar Popular Front liberalism as a positive force in American politicsAnnals of Iowa Thomas W.

Devine's new study of Wallace is a serious work of s:   The first argumentclaims that liberalism is unprepared to fight wars, while thesecond suggests that liberalism unravels in wartime. Either way, itseems, if war looms, liberalism loses.

The rise of the conservative movement of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan revealed liberalism’s hour to be but a passing moment.

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Yet, today, something far. Current political observers castigate organized labor as more interested in winning generous contracts for workers than in fighting for social change. The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism offers a compelling reassessment of labor's place in American politics in the post-World War II era.

The United Automobile Workers, Kevin Boyle demonstrates, was deeply involved in the pivotal. He believes that liberalism was possible because of the Cold War American felt that they needed a powerful central government to protect internationally and this led to trust in government.

But breakdown in Vietnam, ending inchanged the American people point of view toward government and made them skeptical of a big government and 4/5(1). Paul Starr, Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism () This book argues that liberalism is the only fair path for modern societies because it rests on the dual forces of classical liberalism's laissez-faire economics and modern liberalism's commitment to social welfare.

Postwar Liberalism and “American Capitalism” In the book, for example, I treated Galbraith’s more influential Affluent Society and had to cut the section on American Capitalism.

The first post I did here goes into the 9/11 airline bailout. That was from the book’s original intro before the bailouts made it seem really dated. This book is more about McCarthy than liberalism, and the weakest presentations comes when the author attempts to describe Postwar (WWII) American liberalism and its supposed fall.

Needless to say as of this writing () American liberalism is alive and well -- quite the opposite of the author's supposition.4/5. There has been a general shift towards liberalism during the post World War II period.

A plurality of attitude trends have moved in the liberalism direction. There is, however, some evidence that this liberal shift has weakened, but not reversed during the last decade. Topical disaggregation show that the liberal movement has not been uniform across subjects. Attitudes towards abortions, civil.

Because what When America was Great does best is torch the straw man that is Rove's (and others like him) comic book version of liberalism. The damage done by the comic book version of liberalism to the American body politic is well known now -- and it amounts to. American liberalism in the Cold War-era was the immediate heir to Franklin D.

Roosevelt's New Deal and the slightly more distant heir to the progressives of the early 20th century.

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Sol Stern wrote that "Cold War liberalism deserves credit for the greatest American achievement since. The book provided the clearest distillation of American liberalism to date: “The use of Hamiltonian means to achieve Jeffersonian ends.” From the foundation of this country, there was a great debate between Hamiltonians, who had a vision of a strong state, and Jeffersonians, who advocated a yeoman’s republic with limited government.

Eventually, however, the compensatory liberalism of the post-war era experienced a series of crises some of them a result of the upheavals of the s.

But the most important crisis facing post-war American liberalism was probably not the Vietnam War or the racial crisis or the New Left, as significant as all those events were.

The Cold War made liberalism dominant in the post-war decades; the passing of the Cold War, and liberalism's gradual embarrassment over the Cold War, led to the downfall of liberalism over the last generation. Much of Brands's account is plainly right, and his book is filled with many shrewd observations and perceptions.

Post-WWII economic liberalism West Germany Background. Germany ended the European theatre of World War II with its unconditional surrender on the 8th of May, It faced war damage to its economy and the problems of mass migration due to the expulsion of ethnic Germans from areas east of the Oder–Neisse line.

April to July saw the Allied occupation of Germany implement Joint. Making Sense of American Liberalism Awards and Recognition: • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, Taking the pulse of the left in contemporary politics.

This collection of thoughtful and timely essays offers refreshing and intelligent new perspectives on postwar American liberalism.

The cold war and WWII are the reasons according to Brands are the reasons for liberalisms ascendancy in the middle of the twentieth century. It was the fiasco of Vietnam, Watergate and the easing of cold war tensions in the seventies that had Americans return to their default position of skepticism about the government and ended liberalisms reign/5(4).

American Labor Dynamics is the result of a group study of the American labor scene in the momentous decade since the United States joined with the European powers in the World War.

Over thirty university men, teachers of economics, politics and labor problems, practical labor leaders, and labor publicists and educators took a direct part in the effort.

The term "liberalism" comes from the Latin word liber meaning "free." Mises defines liberalism as "the liberal doctrine of the harmony of the rightly understood interests of all members of a free society founded on the principle of private ownership of the means of production." This book presents the theoretical and practical arguments for liberalism in the classical tradi/5(86).

American Liberalism and World Politics _Volume Liberalism's Press and Spokesmen on the Road Back to War Between Mukden and Pearl Harbor (Volumes 1 and 2) From the foreword by John Chamberlain. 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(2).Genre/Form: Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Spritzer, Donald E., Senator James E.

Murray and the limits of post-war liberalism.The Historical Materialism Book Series is a major publishing initiative of the radical left. The capitalist crisis of the twenty-first century has been met by a resurgence of interest in critical Marxist theory.

At the same time, the publishing institutions committed to Marxism have contracted markedly since the high point of the s.