Reconsidering American Liberalism

Reconsidering American Liberalism

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In a survey of American political thought unrivaled in its breadth, Young gives voice not just to Locke, Jefferson, and Madison but also to Rawls, Walzer, Wolin, Kateb, and Shklar. To the problems facing Lincoln and Dewey, he brings modern feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism, and the current conservative backlash. Broadly informed, scrupulously fair, and marvelously clear, Reconsidering American Liberalism is a tour de force of historical exposition and contempory analysis as well as a significant contribution to the future of liberal thought.There were also significant similarities: Both programs required a more activist national government, and both called for and acted upon the ... Roosevelt was famous for his characterization of the presidential office as a bully pulpit, but Wilson was no mean preacher himself. ... It might be added that, in spite of Wilsona#39;s Jeffersonian roots, the New Freedom, like the New Nationalism, implied a substantialanbsp;...

Title:Reconsidering American Liberalism
Author:James P. Young
Publisher: - 1996


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