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Description - Liberalism and Its Discontents by Alan Brinkley

In this history of liberalism since the 1930s, the author offers an account of: where it came from where it has gone, and why. It move from interpretation of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal to an analysis of the profound and frequently corrosive economic, social, and cultural changes that have undermined the liberal tradition. The book considers the role of alternate political traditions in liberalism's downfall. What emerges is a picture of a dominant political tradition less uniform and stable - more complex and contested. It shows how historical interpretation was itself a reflection of liberal assumptions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674001855
ISBN-10: 0674001850
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan Brinkley

Alan Brinkley is Professor of History at Columbia University. His many books include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, winner of the American Book Award for History, and The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War.

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