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Losing the Center

The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968-1992

Jeffrey Bloodworth


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Many Americans consider John F. Kennedy's presidency to represent the apex of American liberalism. Kennedy's ""Vital Center"" blueprint united middle-class and working-class Democrats and promoted freedom abroad while recognizing the limits of American power. Liberalism thrived in the early 1960s, but its heyday was short-lived. In Losing the Center, Jeffrey Bloodworth demonstrates how and why the once-dominant ideology began its steep decline, exploring its failures through the biographies of so.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813142296, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2013

About the Author

Jeffrey Bloodworth is assistant professor of history at Gannon University.