The New Democracy: An Essay on Certain Political and Economic Tendencies in the United States

The New Democracy: An Essay on Certain Political and Economic Tendencies in the United States

by Walter E. Weyl
     
 

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"When The New Democracy first appeared in 1912, it was widely regarded as one of the most influential works of the Progressive Era. Yet, despite continuing interest in the political thought of the Progressive Era, both Weyl and The New Democracy slipped into undeserved obscurity shortly after the author's death from cancer in 1919. Despite this, Weyl's book remains…  See more details below

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"When The New Democracy first appeared in 1912, it was widely regarded as one of the most influential works of the Progressive Era. Yet, despite continuing interest in the political thought of the Progressive Era, both Weyl and The New Democracy slipped into undeserved obscurity shortly after the author's death from cancer in 1919. Despite this, Weyl's book remains one of the most important links in the development of a liberal-progressive theory of democracy." In his opening essay for this new edition, Sidney A. Pearson, Jr. explores Weyl's life, influence, political philosophy, the origins of the book, and the author's subsequent descent into obscurity. This classic work will be of interest to students of political science, government, and American political theory.

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"At last the progressive movement in American politics has a book worthy of its deep and wide significance, a brilliant book, one with literary fascination as well as intellectual grasp.... The New Democracy emphatically belongs to the "books one ought to read." It is written with knowledge, imagination, judgment, sane idealism, a wealth of apt metaphors and a rare command of pure and flexible English." —Edwin L. Shuman, lecturer, Northwestern University and author of Practical Journalism and How to Judge a Book

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ISBN-13:
2940025319030
Publisher:
The Macmillan company
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
761 KB

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Walter E. Weyl (1873-1919) was a co-founding editor of the New Republic and the author of several books on political science, including The End of the War, American World Policies, and Tired Radicals. Sidney A. Pearson, Jr. is professor emeritus of political science at Radford University. He is the editor of Transaction’s Library of Liberal Thought series.

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