The Resource When America was great : the fighting faith of postwar liberalism, Kevin Mattson

When America was great : the fighting faith of postwar liberalism, Kevin Mattson

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When America was great : the fighting faith of postwar liberalism
Title
When America was great
Title remainder
the fighting faith of postwar liberalism
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Kevin Mattson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the midst of Eisenhower's America, at the peak of the conservative Cold War era, a movement of thinkers and writers defined a pragmatic liberal vision for America. In this tale that will redefine the word "liberal" for a new generation, Mattson retraces the intellectual journey of these towering figures--from historians Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and C. Vann Woodward, to economist John Kenneth Galbraith and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. 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.--From publisher's description
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1966-
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Mattson, Kevin
Dewey number
320.51/3/097309044
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574.2.U6
LC item number
M28 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Liberalism
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When America was great : the fighting faith of postwar liberalism, Kevin Mattson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Endings and beginnings -- Characters : the unspoken virtues of liberalism -- Enemies : the integrity of liberal anticommunism -- Values : The pay-offs and problems of pluralism -- Loves : the nation as beloved community -- Hopes : liberalism and the quality of public life -- Tragedies and conclusions
Extent
1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252999684
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When America was great : the fighting faith of postwar liberalism, Kevin Mattson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : Endings and beginnings -- Characters : the unspoken virtues of liberalism -- Enemies : the integrity of liberal anticommunism -- Values : The pay-offs and problems of pluralism -- Loves : the nation as beloved community -- Hopes : liberalism and the quality of public life -- Tragedies and conclusions
Extent
1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252999684

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