The Collapse of Liberalism by Charles Noble
Why America Needs a New Left (Polemics)

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In The Collapse of Liberalism, noted political scientist Charles Noble shows how the American political system frustrates progressive reform while taking liberalism to task for not being radical enough-for what he sees as a long history of accommodating the very same political institutions and corporate interests that it has wanted to challenge. As a result, Noble argues, liberals have been unable to solve the problems of class, race and gender inequality that bedevil the United States. In short, American liberalism suffers not only at the hands of conservatives, but also from its own failures of vision, will, and political strategy. Beyond a critique, Noble offers a breath-taking new progressive strategy for rebuilding America.

Clear and thought-provoking, The Collapse of Liberalism is a politically engaged interrogation of the way American liberals think about politics and social reform.

About Charles Noble

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Charles Noble is chair of the department of political science and director of the International Studies program at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of Welfare as We Knew It: A Political History of the American Welfare State and Liberalism at Work: The Rise and Fall of OSHA
Published May 3, 2004 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 216 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Noble suggests that all progressives—among them liberals, feminists, environmentalists, civil rights activists, democratic socialists and members of the anti-corporate globalization movement—share responsibility for not working together and not shaping a unified message that the average American ...

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