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This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of liberalism today – the top and bottom coalition we associate with President Obama - began not with Progressivism or the New Deal but rather in the wake of the post-WWI disillusionment with American society. In the twenties, the first writers and thinkers to call themselves liberals adopted the hostility to bourgeois life that had long characterized European intellectuals of both the left and the right. The aim of liberalism’s foundational writers and thinkers such as Herbert Croly, Randolph Bourne, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis and H.L Mencken was to create an American aristocracy of sorts, to provide a sense of hierarchy and order associated with European statism.Like communism, Fabianism, and fascism, modern liberalism, critical of both capitalism and democracy, was born of a new class of politically self-conscious intellectuals. They despised both the individual businessman's pursuit of profit and the conventional individual's pursuit of pleasure, both of which were made possible by the lineaments of the limited nineteenth-century state.Temporarily waylaid by the heroism of the WWII generation, in the 1950s liberalism expressed itself as a critique of popular culture. It was precisely the success of elevating middle class culture that frightened foppish characters like Dwight Macdonald and Aldous Huxley, crucial influences on what was mistakenly called the New Left. There was no New Left in the 1960s, but there was a New Class which in the midst of Vietnam and race riots took up the priestly task of de-democratizing America in the name of administering newly developed rightsThe neo-Mathusianism which emerged from the 60s was, unlike its eugenicist precursors, aimed not at the breeding habits of the lower classes but rather the buying habits of the middle class.Today’s Barack Obama liberalism has displaced the old Main Street private sector middle class with a new middle class composed of public sector workers allied with crony capitalists and the country’s arbiters of style and taste.

Hardcover:

9781594036989 | Encounter Books, January 28, 2014, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism.

Paperback:

9781594037955 | Updated edition (Encounter Books, April 7, 2015), cover price $15.99

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Describes the former mayor's tenure as mayor of New York City and the success he had at restoring law and order, cutting taxes, and reducing welfare roles.

Hardcover:

9781594030840, titled "The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life" | Encounter Books, May 30, 2005, cover price $26.95

Paperback:

9781594031496, titled "The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life" | Encounter Books, January 30, 2007, cover price $17.95

CD/Spoken Word:

9781433203343, titled "The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 1, 2007), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Describes the former mayor's tenure as mayor of New York City and the success he had at restoring law and order, cutting taxes, and reducing welfare roles.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781433203336 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 1, 2007), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Describes the former mayor's tenure as mayor of New York City and the success he had at restoring law and order, cutting taxes, and reducing welfare roles.

Describes the former mayor's tenure as mayor of New York City and the success he had at restoring law and order, cutting taxes, and reducing welfare roles.
By Brian Emerson (narrator) and Fred Siegel

CD/Spoken Word:

9780786176212 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 1, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Describes the former mayor's tenure as mayor of New York City and the success he had at restoring law and order, cutting taxes, and reducing welfare roles.
9780786171873 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 2006), cover price $99.00

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786145171 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 2006), cover price $79.95

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Product Description: This Thirteenth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: URBAN SOCIETY provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials...read more
By Fred Siegel (editor)

Paperback:

9780073012612 | 12 edition (Dushkin Pub Group, September 1, 2004), cover price $31.60
9780072817041 | 11 edition (Dushkin Pub Group, November 1, 2002), cover price $31.60
9780073031750 | 9th edition (McGraw-Hill College, March 1, 1999), cover price $19.90 | also contains Knoxville, Tennessee: A Mountain City In The New South
9780697363435 | 8th edition (Brown & Benchmark Pub, September 1, 1996), cover price $18.80
9781561343416 | 7 edition (Brown & Benchmark Pub, October 1, 1994), cover price $16.70 | About this edition: Book by
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Product Description: Each of Siegel's three urban portraits--New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles,-- shows the desperate remedies undertaken by cities searching for a lifeline back to the future whose promise they once seemed to embody. In a narrative that acknowledges the large historical forces that have remade the face of America over the last three decades, but insists that social policies are not merely foregone conclusions waiting to happen, Siegel holds up a mirror to our urban naure and tells us much about the way we live now...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780684827476 | Free Pr, September 1, 1997, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Assesses the state of America's largest cities and traces the changes of the past two decades, identifying new initiatives that spell progress

Paperback:

9781893554108 | Reprint edition (Encounter Books, January 1, 2000), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Each of Siegel's three urban portraits--New York, Washington, D.

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