Questions: What is American liberalism? Why was liberalism the dominant ideology in the 1960s? Was the liberal "Great Society" program of Lyndon Johnson misguided? Why is liberal a swear word today in America? What are the principal differences between American liberals and conservatives? Why was the American Right so politically successful in the 1980s and 1990s? What is meant by the term New Right in America? Why are religious leaders and evangelical groups so politically organised in America? And why are these religious groups generally strongly Right-wing? How has Right-wing politics become populist politics in America? What is the basis of the Right's constant anti-government rhetoric? Can you see clear contradictions and tensions within the American Right? What was the New Left?
Liberalism in crisis
Ginsberg's Howl, anti-Vietnam war and counter-culture