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The Liberal Hour - John Kenneth Galbraith

Hamish Hamilton, 1960, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several marks to both panels. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

From the cover: “Mr. Adlai Stevenson has described the period just before American presidential elections, when even the most obsolete men become reconciled, if briefly and expediently, to the machine age, as ‘the liberal hour.’ And it is to an audience of such reconciled and reasonable men and women that Professor Galbraith addresses himself in this searching and lively discussion of economics and history. The book is separated into two parts, the first concerned with such contemporary questions as economic competition with Russia and that hardy and irrepressible perennial — inflation and what to do about it. The second part deals with the myths, misconceptions, and mis-readings of American history, from the Civil War to the Great Depression, and with the curious phenomenon of the build-ups, by which a flesh-and-blood man is made into a public image. The essence of the build-up is that it does not prove. It assumes. Its ultimate consequences can be disastrous or funny or both.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 192

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