Return of the "L" Word: A Liberal Vision for the New Century

Return of the "L" Word: A Liberal Vision for the New Century

Douglas S. Massey


Somewhere within the Seventies liberals within the usa misplaced their means. After successes just like the New Deal, they turned conceited. So argues Douglas Massey in Return of the "L" Word. confronted with the tough politics of race and sophistication, liberals used the heavy hand of presidency to impose regulations on a green with envy public. Conservatives capitalized in this with a staunch ideology of unfastened markets, constrained executive, and conservative social values. The time is ripe for a liberal realignment, proclaims Massey, yet what has been missing is a constant liberal ideology that explains to electorate, basically, government's very important function in generating a more healthy, extra financially equitable, much less divided society.

This ebook provides that ideology. Massey starts off his strong manifesto by way of laying out the liberals' blunders over the last 20 years. Drawing on insights from the increasing box of monetary sociology, he then units forth a transparent set of liberal ideas to provide an explanation for how markets paintings in society, rules he applies to articulate salable liberal policies.

After outlining a brand new liberal political philosophy, Massey lines liberalism's competition and says it appears that evidently: liberals shouldn't have any illusions in regards to the competition's unravel and talent. He closes with a pragmatic method of liberal coalition-building in the US. The political financial system conservatives have developed in fresh a long time has benefited 20 percentage of the folks. Liberal luck calls for a go back to fabric instead of symbolic politics, exhibiting most americans why it really is of their financial in addition to ethical curiosity to aid the liberal cause.

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