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The Promise of American Life - Herbert David Croly

The Promise of American Life

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2010
ISBN: 9781438595788
Number Of Pages: 432

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Excerpt: ...idea of freedom, and the English political and economic system is precisely the example of the ultimate disadvantage of basing national cohesion upon the application of such a limited principle. This principle, as we have seen in the preceding chapter, always operates for the benefit of a minority, whose whole object, after they have once won certain peculiar advantages, is to secure their perpetuation. The wealthy middle class, which at one time was the backbone of the Liberal party, has for the most part gone over to the Conservatives, because its interest has become as much opposed to political and economic egalitarianism as is that of the aristocracy: and the mass of the English people, whose liberation can never be accomplished under the existing r

ISBN: 9781438595788
ISBN-10: 1438595786
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 22nd April 2010
Publisher: Book Jungle
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.74