America emerged from Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal with
strong democratic values and broadly shared prosperity. But for the past thirty
years American politics has been dominated by a conservative movement
determined to undermine the New Deal’s achievements.
Now, the tide may be turning—and in The Conscience of a Liberal Paul Krugman, the world’s most widely-read
economist and one of its most influential political commentators, charts the
way to reform.
Krugman ranges over a century of history and shows that
neither the American middle-class nor the baby boomers grew up in the
increasingly oligarchic nation we have become over the past generation evolved
naturally: both were created, to a large extent, by government policies guided
by organized political movements.
The Conscience of a
Liberal promises to reshape public debate about American social policy and
become a touchstone work for an entire generation. Download and start listening now!