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Zombie Neoliberalism | Dissent Magazine
"Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank Metropolitan Books, 2016, 320 pp."
book  review  democrats  new-deal  liberalism  neoliberalism 
december 2017 by tsuomela
Fear Itself | W. W. Norton & Company
"“A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.”—Kevin Boyle, New York Times Book Review A work that “deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions” (David Kennedy), Fear Itself changes the ground rules for our understanding of this pivotal era in American history. Ira Katznelson examines the New Deal through the lens of a pervasive, almost existential fear that gripped a world defined by the collapse of capitalism and the rise of competing dictatorships, as well as a fear created by the ruinous racial divisions in American society. Katznelson argues that American democracy was both saved and distorted by a Faustian collaboration that guarded racial segregation as it built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. Fear Itself charts the creation of the modern American state and “how a belief in the common good gave way to a central government dominated by interest-group politics and obsessed with national security” (Louis Menand, The New Yorker). "
book  publisher  history  great-depression  20c  new-deal 
november 2016 by tsuomela
The issue is not Hillary Clinton's Wall St links but her party's core dogmas | Thomas Frank | Opinion | The Guardian
"The Democratic party rejected the New Deal and its stress on working-class Americans in favour of a technocratic elite – is it time for a political revolution?"
politics  2016  democrats  new-deal  technocracy 
february 2016 by tsuomela
U.S. Intellectual History: The New Historiographic Consensus on the 1970s
"Central to this new historiographic consensus is another area of wide agreement: that the 1970s were a crucial decade for conservative political transformation
history  america  labor  evangelical  conservatism  1970s  new-deal 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Peter Beinart On Why Liberals are Down on Obama - The Daily Beast
The more fundamental difference between the Obama era and its New Deal and Great Society predecessors is this: Back then, progressives did not define the left end of the political spectrum. In the 1930s and 1960s, America featured honest-to-goodness alternatives to capitalism, home-grown radical movements that scared the crap out of the American establishment and sent some of its denizens scurrying into arms of reformers like FDR and LBJ. Because our entire ideological spectrum has shifted right since communism’s collapse, reforms that once looked like centrist compromises now look like the brainchild of Chairman Mao.
politics  new-deal  overton-window  extreme  failure  obama  progressive 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Obama Quandary Comes Into Sharper Focus: Part Two, Economic Substance
This is part 2 of a two-part diary on two new articles that provide insight into the newly visible weakness of Obama's politics
about(BarackObama)  neoliberalism  new-deal  ideology  progressive  democrat 
august 2009 by tsuomela
TPMCafe | Talking Points Memo | The Brand New Deal
As we think about a Brand New Deal, let's be sure to think about how the evolution in family structures has altered the ways in which we need to provide economic security, and be sure that the new programs we put into place provide the help that people need.
economics  crisis  new-deal 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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