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The strange death of American liberalism, H.W. Brands

Label
The strange death of American liberalism
Title
The strange death of American liberalism
Statement of responsibility
H.W. Brands
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this provocative book, H.W. Brands confronts the vital question of why an ever-increasing number of Americans do not trust the federal government to improve their lives and to heal major social ills. How is it that government has come to be seen as the source of many of our problems, rather than the potential means of their solution? How has the word liberal become a term of abuse in American political discourse? From the Revolution on, argues Brands, Americans have been chronically skeptical of their government. This book succinetly traces this skepticism, demonstrating that it is only during periods of war that Americans have set aside their distrust and looked to their government to defend them. The Cold War, Brands shows, created an extended, and historically anomalous, period of dependence, thereby allowing for the massive expansion of the American welfare state. Since the 1970s, and the devastating blow dealt to Cold War ideology by America's defeat in Vietnam, Americans have returned to their characteristic distrust of government. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Brands contends, the fate of American liberalism was sealed - and we continue to live with the consequences of its demise
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brands, H. W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberalism
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • Libéralisme
  • Culture politique
  • États-Unis
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Liberalism
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Liberalisme
  • Politieke cultuur
Label
The strange death of American liberalism, H.W. Brands
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • From hubris to suttee
  • 6.
  • The contradictions of Cold War conservatism
  • 7.
  • Nunc dimittis
  • 1.
  • A nation of skeptics
  • 2.
  • Beneath the eagle's wings
  • 3.
  • The war that never ended
  • 4.
  • Liberals all
Control code
ocn182530970
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281729668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1146tk
  • 16fa1a73-3a8c-4896-a4dc-6ba042e0ba93
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530970
Label
The strange death of American liberalism, H.W. Brands
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • From hubris to suttee
  • 6.
  • The contradictions of Cold War conservatism
  • 7.
  • Nunc dimittis
  • 1.
  • A nation of skeptics
  • 2.
  • Beneath the eagle's wings
  • 3.
  • The war that never ended
  • 4.
  • Liberals all
Control code
ocn182530970
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281729668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1146tk
  • 16fa1a73-3a8c-4896-a4dc-6ba042e0ba93
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530970

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