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An Essay in Political Inquiry.

The Promise of American Life

The same themes are still with us today. Set up a giveaway. Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America. Views Read Edit View history. The Critical Issues, Croly talks of a “new liberal democratic theory, which emphasized not individualism but social consciousness, and which spoke less of freedom that it did of social control. Page llfe of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Little, Brown and Company. For example, from the get-go, Croly establishes the opposing visions of Hamilton and Jefferson as the fundamental philosophical split in America and traces the dispute up to aamerican present.

Croly argues from the opposite pole of the Great American Debate as myself. Read reviews that mention american history croly edition progressive political beginning individual public roosevelt century nation paper. Pointed and cogent throughout, The Promise of American Life is often prophetic in its discussions of education, labor, the businessman, individuality, technology, reform, ghe policy, and the nature of leadership; and it contains lively and perceptive evaluations of the influence on America of such men as Jefferson, Lie, Hamilton, Clay, Daniel Webster, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.


The Promise Of American Life: Herbert David Croly: : Books

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.

The tariff, conservation, currency, banking, and agriculture all were only mentioned in passing, if at all. A nice concise summary of political crolu evolution through the beginning of the 20th century with coly sound rationale for progressive politics and limitations on the growth of trusts corporate interests.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Showing of 14 reviews. Today, as Arthur Schlesinger points out in his introductory essay, it still retains both its validity and vitality as a comment on the American experience. English Choose a language for teh. Croly also got my attention by framing the debate exactly as I do, and then framing the entirety of American political history, promsie I do, in terms of the debate.

Now we might name the split progressivism vs. In the case of Jefferson, anyway, Croly can’t help seeing philosophical differences expressed through personality deficiencies. Don’t have a Kindle?

The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works. I would guess the publisher scanned a library copy into Word and hit the Print button. This article about a book on politics of the United States is a stub.


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The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Croly then suggests that “Hamiltonian means must be employed to secure Jeffersonian ends. It’s crolly interesting to see how the mantle of conservative individual freedoms passes back and forth between political parties. Croly pressed for the centralization of power in the Federal Government to ensure democracy, a “New Nationalism. Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their ths publication.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat About This Book Table of Contents. His writing contained several criticisms of the Democrats but almost none of the Republicans.