A valuable history of America up to 1950. It is well written and scholarly
and filled with facts. The major fault is that he does not define liberalism clearly.
As people who held classical liberal values changed, Ekirch still calls them liberals
rather than ex-liberals. So he calls the FDR fascists liberals instead of referring
to the Old Right as the true liberals. It is confusing.
Year Read: 1973
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