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My review concerns the quality of the “Qontro Classic Books” paperback edition, not the content of Croly’s book. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Now we might name the split progressivism vs. English Choose a language for shopping. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Croly originally published the work in and it apparently has passed into the public domain.

Croly also got my attention by framing the debate exactly as I do, and then framing the entirety of American political history, like I do, in terms of the debate.

Don’t have a Kindle? He advocated a new political consensus that included as its core nationalism, but with a sense of social responsibility and care for the less fortunate.


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Despite this, the book was immensely influential, [1] [2] [3] [4] even influencing Theodore Roosevelt to adopt the platform of The New Nationalism after reading it. There is no forward or other comments by recent herebrt, just the bare text of Croly’s book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Showing of 14 reviews. The Critical Issues, Croly talks of a “new liberal democratic theory, which emphasized not individualism but social consciousness, and amerifan spoke less of freedom that it did of social control. According to the author, true personal autonomy and freedom are to be eliminated, and all personal actions restricted in order to save the public from themselves. The Promise of American Life.

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The book is said to “offer a manifesto of Progressive beliefs” that “anticipated the transition from competitive to corporate capitalism and from limited government to the welfare pormise.

Read more Read less. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For Croly, the individualistic, libertarian America of the agrarian 18th and 19th centuries was gone, swept away by the forces of the industrial revolution, urbanization, centralization and modernity.


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Minus a star for occasional windiness. Customers who bought this item also bought. The overall idea of this book is a manual to stealthily change the hearts and minds of the general public. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty All stub articles. The tariff, conservation, currency, banking, and agriculture all were only mentioned in passing, if at all. Of course, his present is a perfect century earlier than our own, but even now the game is still the same even as party names and ideological labels have changed with some regularity.

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