Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

David Runciman writes:


Katznelson’s argument is that the distinctive character of the postwar American state is a ‘Janus-faced’ politics: outwardly assertive, interventionist, crusading, moralising, always looking to take the fight to the enemy; inwardly constrained, laissez-faire, decentralised, protective of private interests, reluctant to uphold the public good.

(LRB 25 April 2013)

Buy Online Shipped by Blackwells

Other Titles of Interest