Forging Rivals: Race, Class, Law, and the Collapse of by Reuel Schiller

By Reuel Schiller

the 3 many years after the top of global battle II observed the increase and fall of a selected model of liberalism during which the country dedicated itself to selling a modest kind of fiscal egalitarianism whereas concurrently embracing ethnic, racial, and spiritual pluralism. yet by way of the mid-1970s, postwar liberalism was once in a shambles: whereas its dedication to pluralism remained, its monetary rules were deserted, and the Democratic social gathering, its fundamental political car, was once collapsing. Schiller attributes this dying to the criminal structure of postwar liberalism, arguing that postwar liberalism's pursuits of advancing fiscal egalitarianism and selling pluralism finally conflicted with one another. by utilizing particular old examples, Schiller demonstrates that postwar liberalism used to be riddled with felony and institutional contradictions that undermined revolutionary politics within the mid-twentieth-century United States.

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