15 Years of Liberal Intelligence
June 01, 2005
Since I can't go back to 1949 (or, my real preference, 1849), let me be ultra-contemporary in choosing my favorite progressive book in the last 15 years--and name Richard Parker's John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics. Not only has Parker written a fine biography of a great liberal, he has brilliantly documented and analyzed the rise and decline of New Deal liberalism's core economic ideas.
by Sean Wilentz, The American Prospect