America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon--What Happened and Why

September 26, 2005|
America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon--What Happened and Why by Godfrey Hodgson
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America in Our Timeis a history of the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the fall of Richard Nixon. Focusing on the 1960s, the book debunks some of the myths about that much misremembered decade. Godfrey Hodgson pioneers the idea that in the 1950s a "liberal consensus" governed American politics, by which conservatives accepted the liberal domestic policy of the welfare state, while all but a few liberals shared the conservative foreign policy of Cold War "containment.?

The book shows in rich detail how that consensus was shattered by the converging blows of racial upheaval, the Vietnam War, and a pervasive crisis of authority in American society, all the way from the family to the White House, opening the way for a new conservatism. Hodgson has added an afterword that looks back at the events covered in the book from the perspective of almost thirty years since it was published.

Godfrey Hodgsonis Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, where he was the director of the Reuters Foundation Programme for eight years. He is the author of numerous books, includingMore Equal Than Others(Princeton). Hodgson is a former foreign correspondent for British newspapers and ...
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Title:America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon--What Happened and Why
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:608 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 in
Published:September 26, 2005
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780691122885

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