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The Challenge of Philosophical Liberalism: Contextualizing the Contemporary American Variant

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Philosophical liberalism poses a challenge for the ideological analyst since it illustrates the divide between ideology and political philosophy discussed in Part I of the book, even though at least ... More


Liberalism

Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses liberalism in American society. Topics covered include the populist movement, the progressive movement, the New Deal as the pivotal point in the development of American ... More


Liberalism and American Stories of Peoplehood

Marc Stears

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Opening by comparing Freeden’s approach to liberalism and that taken by Hartz in his celebrated Liberal Tradition in America, this chapter examines the status of liberal thinking in the US in the ... More


Justice, Community, and Solidarity in the American Battle over Affirmative Action

Vincent D. Rougeau

in Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188097
eISBN:
9780199852109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter suggests that the way U.S. law approaches race and affirmative action is deeply flawed. This “misrepresentation” has made it impossible for the law to deal honestly and effectively with ... More


Beyond Tocqueville’s Myth: Rethinking the Model of the American State

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

It is striking the extent to which Tocqueville's vision of US politics has trumped all other visions of the American state abroad during this formative period. This essay is part of a broader attempt ... More


Making Sense of American Liberalism

Jonathan Bell and Timothy Stanley (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036866
eISBN:
9780252093982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036866.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book offers refreshing and intelligent new perspectives on postwar American liberalism. The book challenges popular myths about liberalism in the United States. It presents the Democratic Party ... More


Introduction

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

in A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In late 1961, Major General Edwin A. Walker represented not just the apparent capitulation of American liberalism to the enemy but also the birth of a new kind of far-right conservatism, which was ... More


Conservatism in America? A Response to Sidorsky

Patrick J. Deneen

in American Conservatism: NOMOS LVI

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812370
eISBN:
9781479852697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812370.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter comments on the previous chapter, arguing that Sidorsky’s analysis of conservatism leaves a sense that American conservatism is not conservatism at all, but rather a part of Louis ... More


Introduction

Timothy Stanley and Jonathan Bell

in Making Sense of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036866
eISBN:
9780252093982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036866.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter considers the challenges, setbacks, and accomplishments of American liberal reformers in the twentieth century. Covering themes such as gender, class, labor, race, urban ... More


Baldwin’s Individualism and Critique of Property

Jack Turner

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter cements the notion that Baldwin’s primary tool in combating white supremacy is recognizing the power of the individual to self-create and reshape systems and institutions. Jack Turner’s ... More


Setting the Stage

Andrea Most

in Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the relationship between Jews and popular entertainment in America. It argues that first- and second-generation ... More


Confucian Political Perfectionism

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter evaluates the Confucian political perfectionism and explains how perfectionism runs through the reconstruction of this philosophy. Taken as a whole, Confucian political ... More


Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform

Leslie Butler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830840
eISBN:
9781469606125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877579_butler
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This intellectual history of American liberalism during the second half of the nineteenth century examines a group of nationally prominent and internationally oriented writers who sustained an ... More


The End of A Global Pox: America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era

Bob H. Reinhardt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624099
eISBN:
9781469625102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624099.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the mid-twentieth century, smallpox had vanished from North America and Europe but continued to persist throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1965, the United States joined an ... More


Coda

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Washington Gladden's anticipation of a European-style welfare state suggests the direction that American liberalism was heading, if not the whole story of America's ongoing vexed relationship to ... More


How the Progressives Became the Tea Party’s Mortal Enemy: Networks, Movements, and the Political Currency of Ideas

Steven M. Teles

in The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204841
eISBN:
9780300225099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204841.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter first traces the roots of the stylized history of Progressivism's role in American liberalism found in the pronouncements of Glenn Beck and the Tea Party to a small cadre of ... More


Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

William Lasser

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A key figure in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, Benjamin V. Cohen (1894–1983) was a major architect of public policy from the first days of FDR's presidency through ... More


American Biedermeier: 1951–1959

Barry Seldes

in Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257641
eISBN:
9780520943070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257641.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the dark period in Bernstein's career. It first tries to determine the real reason/s behind Bernstein's decision to take a hiatus from conducting (one of which may be his ... More


Baldwin, Prophecy, and Politics

George Shulman

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter deftly moves from placing Baldwin in the prophetic tradition to discussion of how Baldwin’s position as prophet works toward a better understanding of American liberalism and modernity. ... More


Introduction

Sanford V. Levinson and Joel Parker

in American Conservatism: NOMOS LVI

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812370
eISBN:
9781479852697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812370.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter provides an outline of the book’s rationale. This book begins with an extended conversation that seeks to delineate key aspects of “American conservatism” and its ... More


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