The Resource The age of abundance : how prosperity transformed America's politics and culture, Brink Lindsey

The age of abundance : how prosperity transformed America's politics and culture, Brink Lindsey

Label
The age of abundance : how prosperity transformed America's politics and culture
Title
The age of abundance
Title remainder
how prosperity transformed America's politics and culture
Statement of responsibility
Brink Lindsey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Until the 1950s, the struggle to feed, clothe, and employ the nation drove most of American political life. From slavery to the New Deal, political parties organized around economic interests and engaged in fervent debate over the best allocation of agonizingly scarce resources. But with the explosion of the nationʼs economy in the years after World War II, a new set of needs began to emerge - a search for meaning and self-expression on one side, and a quest for stability and a return to traditional values on the other. In The Age of Abundance, Brink Lindsey offers a bold reinterpretation of the latter half of the twentieth century. In this sweeping history of postwar America, the tumult of racial and gender politics, the rise of the counterculture, and the conservative revolution of the 1980s and 1990s are portrayed in an entirely new light. Readers will learn how and why the contemporary ideologies of left and right emerged in response to the novel challenges of mass prosperity. The political ideas that created the culture wars, however, have now grown obsolete. As the Washington Post aptly summarized Lindseyʼs take on the contradictions of American politics, ʺ Republicans want to go home to the United States of the 1950s while Democrats want to work there.ʺ Struggling to replace todayʼs stale conflicts is a new consensus that mixes the social freedom of the left with the economic freedom of the right into a potentially powerful ethos of libertarianism. The Age of Abundance reveals the secret formula of this remarkable alchemy. The book is a breathtaking reevaluation of our recent past - and will change the way we think about the future
  • Also includes information on abortion, African Americans, America, Aquarian awakening, beat bohemianism, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, capitalism, counterculture, crime, evangelical revival, family life, inequality of income, Richard Nixon, politics, religion, sexual mores, women, workplace, youth culture, etc
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/42097309045
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.L54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The age of abundance : how prosperity transformed America's politics and culture, Brink Lindsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The realm of freedom -- Climbing Maslow's Pyramid -- Howl -- Signs and wonders -- Learning to fly -- Realignment -- In Borges' Library -- E pluribus unum?
Control code
76064769
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
394 p.
Isbn
9780060747664
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2006051753
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76064769
  • (OCoLC)76064769

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