Hardcover. A sweeping intellectual history that will make us rethink postwar politics and culture, When America Was Great profiles the thinkers and writers who crafted a new American liberal traditio.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. 0.540. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A sweeping intellectual history that will make us rethink postwar politics and culture, When America Was Great profiles the thinkers and writers who crafted a new American liberal tradition in a conservative era -- from historians Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and C. Vann Woodward, to economist John Kenneth Galbraith and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
A compelling tale that will redefine the word "liberal" for a new generation, Mattson retraces the intellectual journey of these towering figures. They served in the Second World War. They opposed communism but also wanted to make America's poor visible to the affluent society. Contrary to those who characterize liberals as naïve or sentimental "bleeding hearts," they had a tough-minded and nuanced vision that stressed both human limitations and hope. They felt America should stand for something more than just a strong economy.
About the Author: Kevin Mattson is Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University, where he teaches American Intellectual History. He has written numerous essays in popular and academic magazines and is the author of Intellectuals in Action. His is also editor of Steal This University!, published by Routledge in 2003.
Title: When America Was Great: The Fighting Faith ...
Publication Date: 2004
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