George C. Lodge New American Ideology

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In George Lodge's classic account, now appearing for the first time in paperback, the author argues that America is in the midst of a great transformation, comparable to the one which ended the medieval era in the West. The old ideas—individualism, property rights, competition, the limited state, and scientific specialization—have become increasingly irrelevant in a world of necessariliy huge organizations and limited resources. The United States today has become a considerably less self-assured nation, lacking a sense of direction and control, profoundly uncertain about authority and legitimacy.

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George C. Lodge was born in Boston in 1927, and after two years in the Navy was graduated from Harvard College in 1950. He was a reporter on the Boston Herald for four years, and from 1954 to 1961 served with the U.S. Deperatment of Labor, first as director of information and later as assistant secretary for international affairs. In 1962 he was the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, and then joined the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where he is now professor of business administration. In addition to the present work, he is the author of Spearhead of Democracy: Labor in Developing Countries; Engines of Change: United States Interests and Revolution in Latin America; and The New American Ideology. Mr. Lodge is married and the father of six children.

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"A brilliant interpretive synthesis"-Choice,

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