THE AMERICAN STAKES by John Chamberlain
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A liberal discards, rejects, denies, rebuilds. And to do this he examines the evidence which he has previously accepted or rejected. He goes back into history, he appraises almost forgotten source material, he neither accepts wholeheartedly nor rejects definitively. He studies politics, economics, foreign and domestic problems, war and peace, collectivism and cooperatives. He goes just so far and no farther along liberal lines; he recognizes the achievements of the New Deal, but does not overlook the mistakes. His criticism seems to reject basic principles of democracy, but in the final analysis it adds up to a belief in democracy redefined and strengthened, with the best from all groups absorbed into a democratic state. A provocative book.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1940
Publisher: Carrick & Evans