By Ira Katznelson
“A strong argument, swept alongside by means of Katznelson’s powerful prose and the implementing scholarship that lies in the back of it.”—Kevin Boyle, New York occasions e-book Review
A paintings that “deeply reconceptualizes the recent Deal and increases numerous provocative questions” (David Kennedy), Fear Itself adjustments the floor principles for our realizing of this pivotal period in American background. Ira Katznelson examines the hot Deal in the course of the lens of a pervasive, nearly existential worry that gripped a global outlined through the cave in of capitalism and the increase of competing dictatorships, in addition to an apprehension created via the ruinous racial divisions in American society. Katznelson argues that American democracy used to be either stored and distorted through a Faustian collaboration that guarded racial segregation because it outfitted a brand new nationwide kingdom to control capitalism and assert international strength. worry Itself charts the construction of the fashionable American nation and “how a trust within the universal strong gave approach to a principal executive ruled by way of interest-group politics and captivated with nationwide safety” (Louis Menand, The New Yorker).
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Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time by Ira Katznelson