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--Leslie Jones, Quarterly Review, "Illiberal Reformers admirably reconstructs the much-repressed 'dark side' of social science progressivism." Thomas Leonard's excellent book about American economics during the Progressive Era shows how progressives' efforts to champion reform drew on a vision of scientific development that would institutionalize the eugenic creed and, in the process, do great violence to the liberal project that had been at the heart of the American system. Fascinating and Balanced Look at the Roots of Progressivism, Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2016, Leonard's survey of the impact of early progressive thought is balanced and well-written. There is no conjecture, nor is there any speculative history where Leonard tries to inject what he believes the economists he is writing about are intending to say. on JSTOR. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. A very accessible book." Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. And by the way, I followed up on a number of his sources, reading the original documents against his report. But not for all. This book is an eye-opener." Please try your request again later. Princeton University Press (Jan. 12 2016), this is a great resource to learn about it. . Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2016. Illiberal Reformers provides a powerful lesson in the tensions that surround ideals of social progress, scientific expertise, and the democratic system."
--Daniel Platt, Journal of Cultural Economy, "A well-researched and clearly argued work which effectively ties changes in political economy to changes in popular thought, and shows how those changes to thinking effected the very bodies of people living in that society.
Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Illiberal Reformers shows that the intellectual champions of the regulatory welfare state proposed using it not to help those they portrayed as hereditary inferiors but to exclude them.
The elder statesman the young progressive economists tapped for the first AEA presidency was Francis Amasa Walker, then forty-five. --Steven Hayward, National Review"Illiberal Reformers is a downright frightening tale of how intellectual arrogance and a belief in one's own superiority leads to callous disregard for individual rights and dignity. --Steven Hayward, National Review, "Illiberal Reformers is a downright frightening tale of how intellectual arrogance and a belief in one's own superiority leads to callous disregard for individual rights and dignity. Illiberal Reformers shows that the intellectual champions of the regulatory welfare state proposed using it not to help those they portrayed as hereditary inferiors but to exclude them. “Efficiency,” like “progressive,” was a term of praise. If anything, the author slightly downplays the malice and crankishness of the writers he is exposing here. . Log in to your personal account or through your institution. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. If you want to know more about the origins of progressivism and its illiberal ideals and policies (from the over arching presence of eugenics to economic interventionism), this is a great resource to learn about it. --Guy Alchon, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, "Illiberal Reformers is a masterly account of the intellectual currents that came to dominate American politics in the first half of the 20th century and, in many respects, dominate it still." --Jeffrey Tucker, Foundation for Economic Education, "[A] brief, well written book." .
The author seems to discount this a lot, and his anachronistic way of perceiving and- in many ways- maligning them seems unfair and excessive. And by the way, I followed up on a number of his sources, reading the original documents against his report.
Leonard uses source material (i.e., journal articles, opinion pieces, etc.) . Please try again. . Winner of the 2017 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics SocietyFinalist for the 2017 Hayek Prize, The Manhattan InstituteOne of Bloomberg View's Great History Books of 2016"Illiberal Reformers is the perfect title for this slim but vital account of the perils of intellectual arrogance in dealing with explosive social issues." Fascinating and Balanced Look at the Roots of Progressivism, Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2016, Leonard's survey of the impact of early progressive thought is balanced and well-written. I find it ironic that many of the book's supporters who use its contents to dismiss all of the Progressives' contributions to our society and our lives, excuse President Trump's personal flaws and point to his accomplishments. Illiberal Reformers is deeply researched, and far ranging in the deployment of primary sources.
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Thomas Leonard demonstrates clearly that the story of economics in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America was far more complex--and more interesting. It underlines the fact that the tension between 'expert' economic administration and individual liberties remains at the heart of current political debates." Instead he has invariably read key thinkers' publications and quotes from these primary documents, often to devastating effect. Read Leonard." --Marco Cavalieri, Journal of The History of Economic Thought, "A masterly account of the intellectual currents that came to dominate American politics in the first half of the 20th century and, in many respects, dominate it still." --Leslie Jones, Quarterly Review"Illiberal Reformers admirably reconstructs the much-repressed 'dark side' of social science progressivism."
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This book's rich narrative will amply reward readers interested in the discrete histories of social science, science, politics, culture, industrial relations, and general U.S. history, and offers a wealth of new material on discrimination based on gender, race, and class." Thomas Leonard's excellent book about American economics during the Progressive Era shows how progressives' efforts to champion reform drew on a vision of scientific development that would institutionalize the eugenic creed and, in the process, do great violence to the liberal project that had been at the heart of the American system. Just imagine a whole academic class united in a death wish for non-whites, and determined to use the state to carry out its aims: here is what is being exposed in this riveting book. People are increasingly and justifiably questioning the results of progressive policies. --Craufurd Goodwin, James B. Duke Professor of Economics Emeritus, Duke University, "This untold story of how Progressive Era activists helped construct the extensive role of government in the economy sheds light on today's technocratic dilemmas. --Eric Scorsone & David Schweikhardt, Journal of Economic Issues"Leonard's book offers a broad, forceful treatment and will have to be taken seriously by anyone seeking to understand and evaluate progressivism." You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. He shows how the economists of that era combined their passion for social reform with religion, eugenics, and evolution theory in ways that seem incredible today.
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“This book successfully sheds new light on the Progressive Era and on the professionalization of economics in America.
Thomas Leonard demonstrates clearly that the story of economics in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America was far more complex--and more interesting. --David Oshinsky, New York Times Book Review"A deft analysis. . Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Leonard meticulously reconstructs the influence of Darwinism, racial science, and eugenics on scholars and activists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, revealing a reform community deeply ambivalent about America's poor.
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I mean, if some of the progressives were eugenically minded, at the very least they were also trying to help a significant number of people in the name of compassion and dignity. Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad By: Fareed Zakaria ... one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware.
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