Franklin

The cause : the fight for American liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama / Eric Alterman and Kevin Mattson.

Author/Creator:
Alterman, Eric.
Publication:
New York : Viking, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 561 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Liberalism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Summary:
A history of American liberalism since the Great Depression traces the pivotal roles of leading contributors, describing how their ambitions, flaws, and successes have shaped the nation's government, media, and culture.
Contents:
Introduction: the inheritance
Henry, Harry, and Eleanor: three faces of liberalism
The breaking point
Is there anything we can do for you, Harry?
The key to the destiny of tomorrow: toward a philosophy and practice of liberal foreign policy
Culture warriors before their time, 1944-50
The first culture war: McCarthyism and the limits of liberalism
Eggheads in the wilderness
Civil rights wins, communism wanes, and liberalism is reborn
The thousand days
Master of disaster
Paranoia strikes deep in the heartland
In the darkness at the edge of town
Malaise
The Carter interregnum
The even bleaker years, 1980-88
Reentering the world of ideas, rethinking the vital center, and the rise, fall, and rise of Bill Clinton, 1988-99
Beautiful losers
"Hope and change?".
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-541) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Herman V. Ames Fund.
Contributor:
Mattson, Kevin, 1966-
Herman V. Ames Fund.
ISBN:
0670023434
9780670023431
OCLC:
733230699
Publisher Number:
99948403369
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