The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s

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Wesleyan University Press, 1989 - History - 468 pages
An excellent study of American intellectuals in the 40’s and 50’s.
 

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Contents

The Intellectuals at War
1
The Cult of Leadership
8
The Political Economy of Wartime Liberalism
26
The Russian Enigma
32
The War as Holocaust
40
On the Eve of Victory
47
The New President
56
The Liberals and Henry Wallace
63
William Whyte
232
The Culture of Power and the Power
249
Are You Now Have You Ever Been and Will
262
The Boundaries of Freedom
285
Rites of Passage
300
The Roots of Reaction
328
Shock Waves and Reverberations
339
The Mood of
346

The Cold War Generation
71
Hannah Arendt and the Totalitarian Mystique
83
Containment and Consensus
96
The Election of 1948
108
Political
117
The Celebration of America
130
The Liberal Tradition and Its Critics
147
Social Criticism
183
The Message of the Media
216
Europe After Stalin
361
Neobohemians and Neoconservatives
367
The Rebirth of the Left
380
America After Eisenhower
392
The Legacy of the Postwar Years
401
Notes
411
Bibliography
449
Index
455
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About the author (1989)

RICHARD H. PELLS is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A., 1963) and Harvard (Ph.D., 1969). Now professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, he has taught at Harvard, received a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities fellowship, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a Fulbright-Hays Senior Lecturer at the universities of Amsterdam and Copenhagen. He is also the author of Radical Visions and American Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years (Wesleyan, 1984). He lives in Austin.

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