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Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Liveright Pub Corp
Publication date March 17, 2014
Pages 706
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780871407382
ISBN-10 0871407388
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
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“A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.”―Kevin Boyle, New York Times Book Review

A work that “deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions” (David Kennedy), Fear Itself changes the ground rules for our understanding of this pivotal era in American history. Ira Katznelson examines the New Deal through the lens of a pervasive, almost existential fear that gripped a world defined by the collapse of capitalism and the rise of competing dictatorships, as well as a fear created by the ruinous racial divisions in American society. Katznelson argues that American democracy was both saved and distorted by a Faustian collaboration that guarded racial segregation as it built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. Fear Itself charts the creation of the modern American state and “how a belief in the common good gave way to a central government dominated by interest-group politics and obsessed with national security” (Louis Menand, The New Yorker). 24 illustrations

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Hardcover
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from Liveright Pub Corp (March 1, 2013)
9780871404503 | details & prices | 706 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 “Fear Itself deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions.
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from Liveright Pub Corp (March 17, 2014)
9780871407382 | details & prices | 706 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: “A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.

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