Blood of the Liberals

Blood of the Liberals

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Baker & Taylor
An acclaimed writer uses his own politically active family to dissect American liberalism, carefully tracing the various forces that have divided and unified liberals throughout American history. 10,000 first printing.

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An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history

George Packer's maternal grandfather, George Huddleston, was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century--an agrarian liberal in the Jacksonian mold who opposed the New Deal. Packer's father was a Kennedy-era liberal, a law professor and dean at Stanford whose convictions were sorely--and ultimately fatally--tested in the campus upheavals of the 1960s. The inheritor of two sometimes conflicting strains of the great American liberal tradition, Packer discusses the testing of ideals in the lives of his father and grandfather and his own struggle to understand the place of the progressive tradition in our currently polarized political climate. Searching, engrossing, and persuasive, this is an original, intimate examination of the meaning of politics in American lives.


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& Taylor

The author discusses how such issues as the New Deal and the New Left influenced his grandfather's and father's political activism, and how both figures affected his own personal and political life.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374251420
0374251428
Characteristics: 405 p. ; 24 cm

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