Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: From the author's preface: "One part of my story describes how the consensus view in post-World War II American political thought collapsed among public intellectuals in the tumult of the 1960s.Another part is my claim that the general public continues to be largely consensual in its political values". He asserts that "American cultural practices provide plentiful evidence of an accelerating triumph of liberal values" -- a controversial view that counters common wisdom. Fowler is a professor of political science at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Has the United States become more pluribus than unum? In terms of the nation's political beliefs, Robert Booth Fowler answers both yes and no. While his study affirms significant diversity among an elite cadre of public intellectuals, it vigorously denies it in a general public that collectively adheres to the same set of liberal core values.
Enduring Liberalism pursues two objectives. One, it explores the political thought of public intellectuals and the general public since the 1960s. Two, it assesses contemporary and classic interpretations of American political thought in light of the study's findings.
Fowler interprets the writings of public intellectuals like Robert Bellah, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Michael Walzer, William Bennett, Seymour Martin Lipset, William Galston, and others, as well as survey data of American political attitudes, to spotlight this oft-ignored divide between citizens and high-profile commentators, whose contentious debates are mistakenly assumed to reflect countrywide rifts.
Fowler's argument is straightforward, but the interpretation is controversial. He recounts how the consensus liberal view in post-World War II American political thought collapsed among public intellectuals during the tumult of the 1960s and remains so to this day. His book examines the resultant diversity among contemporary public intellectuals, focusing on three predominant themes: concern for community, worry about the environment, and interest in civil society. In marked contrast to these disputatious commentators, Fowler finds the realm of popular opinion to be characterized by much greater consensus. Indeed, there seems to be a trend toward an even more general embrace of the liberal values that characterize our attitudes toward the individual, individual liberty, political equality, economic opportunity, and consent of the governed. Liberal values--above all the celebration of the individual and individual rights--have revolutionized the so-called private realms of life like family and religious communities to an extent unimagined in the 1950s.
From these conclusions, Fowler demonstrates that most interpretations of American political thinking have exaggerated the extent of conflict and diversity in our nation's often raucous policy disputes. But he also cautions us not to overstate the public's widely shared liberal values and, by doing so, miss opportunities to facilitate problem solving or to recognize the ways in which our reform efforts may be constrained.
This book is part of the American Political Thought series.
Klappentext: "Enduring Liberalism reflects Robert Booth Fowler's very personal combination of erudition, subtlety, and good judgment. I think his basic thesis--that liberalism, largely rejected as a public philosophy by intellectuals, has been triumphant in private life--is not only accurate but decisively important in contemporary politics. This is a needed book."--Wilson Carey McWilliams, author of The Idea of Fraternity in America
"Fowler's scholarship is vast and takes us into areas political theorists do not often explore, including mass public opinion. His writing is lucid and always fair, and the bibliography alone is worth the admission price. Some of his positions will be controversial, but this is a book that should be read by anyone concerned with contemporary American thought."--James P. Young, author of Reconsidering American Liberalism: The Troubled Odyssey of the Liberal Idea
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Buchbeschreibung Univ Pr of Kansas, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0700609741 Fowler, Robert Booth. Enduring Liberalism: American Political Thought Since the 1960s. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999. 331pp. Indexed. 8vo. Black cloth. Book condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers UFOWEND00CT
Buchbeschreibung Iniversity Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Hardcover with bumped spine ends. Very slight signs of wear to foot of spine and lower leading corners. Slightly scuffed dust jacket has lightly creased spine ends and a few superficial scores and scratches. Tiny scrape on head of jacket spine. Three dog-eared pages. Text remains clear, and binding is sound throughout. T. Used. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 305718