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The Twentieth Century Ideology Follies: How Noble Ideals Became Radical…

by Dr. Glenn A. Bassett

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When I first started this book by Bassett I thougit it was a book by a liberal, and while that may be true, he does not write as one because he makes a gold attempt to write in an unbiased manner. He brings us a clear exposition from a wealth of material which clarifies our political past.
Bassett has shown some of the errors of the conservatives, but also some of the liberals. His proposition as well as what might be his position is that the centrist position in politics works because rather than being "hardened" in an unmovable position there is room for the parties to compromise and find working solutions. I welcome this book.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" "To Whom It Might Concern" and "Tell Me About the United Methodist Church. ( )
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Ideology Follies describes how complex programs of social change coalesced into political movements for economic revolution in the twentieth century. Socialism, Communism and Capitalism broke onto the political scene as fully formed systems of social order, ready to be imposed on existing political cultures of nation states. In a rush of social experiment, Ideology became the battering ram of political change, overtaking most Western nations in a burst of innovative economics. Within the boundaries of the twentieth century, Communism arose and self-destructed. Social policy became the de facto norm of democratic government and Capitalism became the religion of greed. FDR’s New Deal Socialism challenged unregulated Capitalism in an uneasy dance of political compromise. Students for a Democratic Society demonstrated for greater social equality. Ayn Rand penned her widely read Capitalist manifesto, Atlas Shrugged. Once noble ideals morphed into rigid political dogma. Ideology has now emerged as the new philosophical norm challenging even Democracy itself.

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