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A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics and Labor (Working by Nelson Lichtenstein

By Nelson Lichtenstein

For greater than thirty years Nelson Lichtenstein has deployed his scholarship--on hard work, politics, and social thought--to chart the historical past and customers of a revolutionary the USA. A Contest of Ideas collects and updates a lot of Lichtenstein's such a lot provocative and arguable essays and reviews.


These incisive writings hyperlink the destiny of the hard work circulation to the differences within the form of worldwide capitalism, to the increase of the civil rights stream, and to the activists and intellectuals who've performed such very important roles. Tracing large styles of political idea, Lichtenstein deals very important views at the courting of work and the nation, the tensions that typically exist among a tradition of rights and the belief of team spirit, and the increase of conservatism in politics, legislation, and highbrow existence. the quantity closes with photographs of 5 activist intellectuals whose paintings has been very important to the conflicts that have interaction the exertions circulate, public coverage, and political culture.

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