1 edition of The Great Society found in the catalog.
Enth. 5 Beitr.
|Statement||Gary Wolfram, ed|
|Series||Champions of freedom -- 39, 39|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||XIII, 76 S|
|Number of Pages||76|
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Great book about the still much-heralded Great Society. This history of good intentions, government overreach, and terrible results offers lessons for both policy makers and voters today. This study reflects a commendably Burkean sensibility: prudent reform good; radical, officious transformation imposed by the Federal government problematic /5(42).
“The Great Society created more.” In a follow-up to her The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (), Shlaes writes that Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society reforms “seemed designed to finish the job” of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal government expansion and had similarly disastrous results.
The s reforms. Amity Shlaes’s “Great Society: A New History” is a thesis in pursuit of a past. Shlaes, the doyenne of revisionist conservative historians. In her latest book, “Great Society: A New History,” Shlaes shifts her focus forward by about a quarter-century, offering an account of the s centered on.
Great book about the still much-heralded Great Society. This history of good intentions, government overreach, and terrible results offers lessons for both policy makers and voters today. This study reflects a commendably Burkean sensibility: prudent reform good; radical, officious transformation imposed by the Federal government problematic /5().
"Great Society: A New History" takes on the daunting task of retelling the lofty ambitions and the failures of the Great Society. The book is well balanced, giving appropriate attention to economics, politics, and biography.
In retrospect we can recognize the hubris of thinking that poverty could be solved by transfer of wealth.4/5. The Great Society is Book 3 of the alternative history series Timeline 10/27/62 USA.
In the alternative timeline of the post-Cuban Missiles War the swinging sixties never happened. The Great Society is the third verse of the American story of Armageddon/5.
"The Great Society created more." In a follow-up to her The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (), Shlaes writes that Lyndon Johnson's Great Society reforms "seemed designed to finish the job" of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal government expansion and had similarly disastrous results.
The s reforms—community action Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. In "Great Society: A New History," Amity Shlaes writes that the social and economic issues of the s and '70s and the solutions advanced to resolve them -- always led by government -- came.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Man and Coolidge offers a stunning revision of our last great period of idealism, the s, with burning relevance for our contemporary challenges.
"Great Society is accurate history that reads like a novel, covering the high hopes and catastrophic missteps of our well-meaning leaders." —Alan Greenspan. Joshua Zeitz, a Politico Magazine contributing editor, is the author of Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House, which will Author: Joshua Zeitz.
Many Americans are attracted to socialism and economic redistribution, while opponents of those ideas argue for purer capitalism. In the s, Americans sought the same goals many seek now: an end to poverty, higher standards of living for the middle class, a better environment, and more access to health care and education.
Then, too, we debated socialism and capitalism, public. Great Society, in U.S. history, term for the domestic policies of President Lyndon his first State of the Union message, he called for a war on poverty and the creation of a "Great Society," a prosperous nation that had overcome racial divisions.
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Conduct may be founded on the hard rock or the wet marshes but after a certain pointFile Size: KB. Amity Shlaes has written another splendid book.
I have read other books of hers, including COOLIDGE and THE FORGOTTEN MAN, which were both superb. This one covers the period from the late s to the early s. She brilliantly chronicles how The Great Society, as promulgated by LBJ, achieved exceedingly few of its goals. Amity is the author of a number of bestselling books, perhaps most famously, The Forgotten Man—a history of the s and the Great Depression.
This time, this new book, Great Society, focuses on the s—a period of remarkable drama, with the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War, and also a massive shift in the role of government in society.
mity Shlaes, board chair of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, winner of the Hyek Prize, and best selling author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, discusses her new book Great Society: A New History and response she has received with Dan & Amy.
On November 22–24, four Great Books staff members were proud to represent the Foundation at a workshop on preventing gun violence and promoting leadership opportunities for high school students.
Working with the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence, Great Books staff joined nearly 20 professionals and youth leaders in. The Great Society was an ambitious series of policy initiatives, legislation and programs spearheaded by President Lyndon B.
Johnson with the main goals of ending poverty, reducing crime. John J. Miller is joined by Amity Shlaes to discuss her book, 'Great Society.'. The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B.
Johnson in – It was coined during a speech by President Lyndon B. Johnson at the University of Michigan and came to represent his domestic agenda. The main goal was the total elimination of poverty and racial injustice.
The Great Society Comic Book (and its companion book Bobman and Teddy) are no more underground comic books than Mad was in the '60s, but their irreverent satire depicting world-reknown political figures as superheroes and villains holds great attraction to many underground comic fans and collectors.
And, in fact, it's quite possible that the writer of these two books. The Great Society Tickets Through Jan. 19, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, Manhattan;Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes.
Advertisement. Great Society A New History (Book): Shlaes, Amity: Shlaes offers a companion to her history of the s, The Forgotten Man, and shows that in fact there was scant difference between two presidents we consider opposites: Johnson and Nixon. At once history and biography, Great Society sketches moving portraits of the characters in this transformative period, from U.S.
‘Great Society’ Review: A ‘Mystical Belief’ in the State The architects of the antipoverty programs devised in the s were intoxicated by America’s postwar prosperity—and heedless.
Synopsis The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Man and Coolidge offers a stunning revision of our last great period of idealism, the s, with burning relevance for our contemporary challenges."Great Society is accurate history that reads like a novel, covering the high hopes and catastrophic missteps of our well-meaning leaders.".
Amity Shlaes talked about her book, Great Society: A New History of the s in America, in which she compared the economic debates of the s to those happening in present-day times. Amity Shlaes has written a powerful book. It is the most interesting and substantive account of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon’s “war on poverty” to date — and just in time.
In Great Society: A New History, she notes that “just as. Great Society | The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Man and Coolidge offers a stunning revision of our last great period of idealism, the s, with burning relevance for our contemporary challenges."Great Society is accurate history that reads like a novel, covering the high hopes and catastrophic missteps of our well-meaning leaders."Brand: Harper.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society was a sweeping set of social domestic policy programs initiated by President Lyndon B.
Johnson during and focusing mainly on eliminating racial injustice and ending poverty in the United States. The term “Great Society” was first used by President Johnson in a speech at Ohio University. Johnson later revealed more.
Great Society Facts - 3: But it was a nation of the "haves" and the "have nots".The new, postwar, affluent society had created new lives in the suburbs, supported by white collar jobs. But many people living in the deteriorating cities lived in poverty with poor housing, poor education, pollution and rising crime.
HENRY and the GREAT SOCIETY. Title: HENRY AND THE GREAT SOCIETY Author: CREATIVE PRINTERS Created Date: 5/19/ PM File Size: 4MB. In the first comprehensive history of the Metro, Zachary M. Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway from its earliest rumblings to the present day, from Arlington to College Park, Eisenhower to Marion Barry.
Unlike the pre–World War II rail systems of New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, the Metro was built at a time when most. But as Joshua Zeitz points out in Building the Great Society, "One man could not and did not go it alone." Zeitz's book is a fascinating.
The Great Society Comic Book () is published by the Parallax Comic Book Company. The Great Society is a political satire and humor comic. Follow the adventures of Super LBJ as he and the G.R.E.A.T. society fight to keep the world safe from supervillans.
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The Great Society Reader: The Failure of American Liberalism Marvin E. Gettleman, David Mermelstein Snippet view - The Great Society Reader: The Failure of. It is against this background that I strongly recommend a recent book by journalist and historian Amity Shlaes, “Great Society: A New History.”.
A longtime writer for the Wall Street Journal. The author argues that, despite Johnson's downfall, the Great Society improved American society over the long haul by reducing poverty, expanding educational opportunities for the poor, extending.
The Great Society by Alan Brinkley This reading is excerpted from Chapter 31 of Brinkley’s American History: A Survey (12th ed.).I wrote the footnotes. If you use the questions below to guide your note taking (which is a good idea). Great Society: Amity Shlaes: Paperback: United States - 20th Century book.
Some see the Great Society as a success, moving the nation towards a more just and equitable society. Scholars largely agree that the Great Society made an n’s programs increased Social Security benefits, greatly aiding the elderly poor; instituted Medicare and Medicaid, health care supports that even conservative politicians today pledge to support; .The Great Society •Lyndon Baines Johnson •Economic Opportunity Act •Great Society •Medicare and Medicaid •Immigration Act of •Warren Court •reapportionment The de mand for re or helped create a new awareness of social problems, especially on matters of civil rights and the effects of poverty.
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