By Eric Alterman
The definitive background of yankee postwar liberalism, informed throughout the lens of these who introduced it to lifestyles.
Liberalism stands proudly on the heart of yank politics and tradition. pushed via ardour for social justice, tempered by means of recognize for the trouble of switch, liberals have struggled to finish monetary inequality, racial discrimination, and political repression. Liberals have fueled their reason with the promise of yankee existence and visions of nationwide greatness, trying to remodel the White condominium; the halls of Congress, the courts, the worlds of leisure, legislations, media, and the process public opinion. Bestselling writer, journalist, and historian Eric Alterman, including historian Kevin Mattson, strains the heritage of liberal beliefs during the lives and struggles of interesting personalities. The Cause tells the impressive tale of politicians, intellectuals, visionaries, activists, and public personalities fighting for the center and soul of the nation.
The first full-scale therapy of postwar liberalism, The Cause bargains an epic saga pushed by way of tales of grand aspirations, principled objectives, tragic flaws, and the ironies of historical past of the those who fought for the US to reside as much as the top beliefs of its history.
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All rights reserved. Used by permission. “Worlds Apart” by Bruce Springsteen. Copyright © 2002 Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP). Reprinted by permission. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION DATA Alterman, Eric. The cause : the fight for American liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama / Eric Alterman and Kevin Mattson. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 978-1-101-57713-4 1. Liberalism—United States—History—20th century.
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The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama by Eric Alterman