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Author Alterman, Eric.
Title The cause : the fight for American liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama / Eric Alterman and Kevin Mattson.
Published New York : Viking, 2012.
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 Floor3  JC574.2.U6 A43 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 561 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-541) and index.
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?".
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.
Subject 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.
Related Names Mattson, Kevin, 1966-
ISBN 0670023434
OCLC number 733230699