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Blood of the Liberals

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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 a currently polarized political climate.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-405).

About the Author

George Packer is a journalist (The Village of Waiting) and novelist (The Half-Man and Central Square) who has written for Harper's, among numerous other journals and publications. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374251420
Author:
Packer, George
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Progressivism
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. HCFA-10120
Publication Date:
20010801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.68 x 5.26 x 1.075 in

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