America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon--what Happened and why

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Princeton University Press, 2005 - 590 strán (strany)

America in Our Time is 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.

 

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Hyperion
3
The 1940s
17
Abundance
48
PART II
65
The Ideology of the Liberal Consensus
67
The Presidency
99
The Establishment
111
The Media
134
Telegraph Avenue Son of Madison Avenue
288
An Invasion of Centaurs
306
Triumph and Failure of a Cultural Revolution
326
The End of Consensus
353
The Discovery of Middle America
365
War Peace and Two Americas
384
PART IV
399
More Movements than Movement
401

The Crisis
153
Black Uprising
179
Black Separatism
200
Vietnam the Beginning
225
Economic Consequences
244
PART III
261
Fragmented Consensus
263
The Great Schism
274
The Capture of the New Majority
412
No Crystal Stair
429
Ideology and Consensus
463
Puzzled and Prospering
491
NOTES ON SOURCES
501
AFTERWORD TO THE PRINCETON EDITION
537
INDEX
563
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Godfrey Hodgson is 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, including More Equal Than Others (Princeton). Hodgson is a former foreign correspondent for British newspapers and a television anchor for British news services who has worked in forty-eight of the fifty states.

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