Overview

The Good Society is a critical text in the history of liberalism. Initially a series of articles published in a variety of Lippmann's favorite magazines, as the whole evolved, it became a frontal assault against totalitarian tendencies within American society. Lippmann took to task those who sought to improve the lot of mankind by undoing the work of their predecessors and by undermining movements in which men struggle to be free. This book is a strong indictment of programs of reform that are at odds with the ...
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The Good Society

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Overview

The Good Society is a critical text in the history of liberalism. Initially a series of articles published in a variety of Lippmann's favorite magazines, as the whole evolved, it became a frontal assault against totalitarian tendencies within American society. Lippmann took to task those who sought to improve the lot of mankind by undoing the work of their predecessors and by undermining movements in which men struggle to be free. This book is a strong indictment of programs of reform that are at odds with the liberal tradition, and it is critical of those who ask people to choose between security and liberty.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940027015183
  • Publisher: George Allen And Unwin Ltd
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1944 volume
  • File size: 768 KB

Meet the Author

Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) was the author of many books on political thought and was widely considered America’s most distinguished syndicated columnist. In addition to being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he won two Pulitzer Prizes for his newspaper column “Today and Tomorrow,” which appeared in the New YorkHerald Tribune.

Gary Dean Best retired after thirty years of teaching history in the University of Hawaii system. He is the author of fifteen books and numerous essays for books and scholarly journals, including Harold Laski and American Liberalism published by Transaction.

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Table of Contents

Bk. I The providential state
I The dominant dogma of the age 3
II The gods of the machine 7
III The government of posterity 22
Bk. II The collectivist movement
IV The intellectual ascendancy of collectivism 45
V The totalitarian regimes 54
VI Planning in peace for an economy of abundance 91
VII Gradual collectivism 106
VIII The wars of a collectivist world 131
Bk. III The reconstruction of liberalism
IX The great revolution and the rise of the great society 159
X The debacle of liberalism 183
XI The agenda of liberalism 203
XII The political principles of liberalism 241
XIII The government of a liberal state 282
XIV The regime of peace 313
Bk. IV The testament of liberty
XV The struggle for law 329
XVI The pursuit of liberty 352
XVII On this rock 369
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