Understanding Liberalism: A History and Analysis of the Politics of the Last Half-Century

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Trafford Publishing, 2001 - Political Science - 384 pages

By the 1990's liberalism had become a strange mixture of socialist, egalitarian, and illiberal thinking wholly inconsistent with the ideas that underpin the U.S. Constitution.

Understanding Liberalism: A History of and analysis of the Politics of the Last Half-Century provides a panoramic critique of the liberal era as related to the Constitutional principles on which the United States was founded, the English roots of the democracy that was adopted, the unintended consequences of welfare policies, and the transformation of the civil rights movement.

The book spans seven decades and tracks the rise of liberalism from the Depression era to its present determined attack on traditional American values. Understanding Liberalism: A History of and analysis of the Politics of the Last Half-Century provocatively examines the theories and practices of liberalism.

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