Published March 9, 2000
by Lexington Books .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||165|
The Liberal Tradition in Focus will be a valuable addition to the collections of scholars and students of political science and political philosophy. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Louis Hartz’s “The Liberal Tradition in America” has become a hidden classic of American political and intellectual history. Hartz’s thesis is that the United States, as one of the only daughters of the liberal Enlightenment--is fundamentally a liberal by: This “brilliantly written” look at the original meaning of the liberal philosophy has become a classic of political science (American Historical Review). Winner of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award As the word “liberal” has been misused and its meaning diluted in recent decades, this study of American political thought since the Revolution is a valuable look at the “liberal 4/5(1). In The Liberal Tradition in America, published in , Louis Hartz argued that with the exception of a few Southerners, notably John C. Calhoun, Americans were all Lockean liberals, and that European-style conservatism was absent from the American political scene (Hartz ). Ironically at the very time that his book was published, a genuine.
Mr. Hartz attempts to explain the American liberal tradition by relating it to European history. This relation, he tells us, lies primarily in the absence of feudalism in America, and secondarily in the crucial influence of certain European ideas (or rather books), notably those of John Locke. Since the publication of the first edition of The Liberal Arts Tradition in , this book has been read and circulated by thoughtful educators around the world who are interested in what great education once was and can be again. The book has been assigned in college classes, read by school faculties, and studied in homeschooling communities. The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education introduces readers to a paradigm for understanding a classical education that transcends the familiar 3-stage pattern of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Instead, this book describes the liberal arts as a central part of a larger and more robust paradigm of classical education that should consist of piety, gymnastic, music Reviews: Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition argues that ethnic influences are important for understanding the West. The prehistoric invasion of the Indo-Europeans had a transformative influence on Western Europe, inaugurating a prolonged period of what is labeled "aristocratic individualism" resulting form variants of Indo-European genetic and cultural s:
As the word “liberal” has been misused and its meaning diluted in recent decades, this study of American political thought since the Revolution is a valuable look at the “liberal tradition. This is a really difficult book that would probably work better as an essay. Still, the main idea is really interesting. Hartz is trying to understand why the liberal tradition has been so dominant in American politics and culture and why Americans never developed a genuine socialist or fascist movement (i.e. politics between the 40 yard lines)/5(12). If one book by Reich is a good liberal read, two is better. Here, Reich explains just how damaging corporate lobbying can be for all Americans, especially workers and the middle class. Reich outlines the rise of wealth and income inequality on a global scale and urges a greater separation of business and government. The liberal tradition in America by Hartz, Louis, unknown edition, Share this book. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Embed. Edit. Last edited by ImportBot. Aug | History. An edition of The liberal tradition in America () The liberal tradition in America.