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The Rise and Fall of Liberalism: Chapter 1

James Piereson describes the liberalism that came out of the New Deal as being very optimistic about the future, the role of the U.S. in the world, and the function of the federal government in perfecting our democracy. These were liberalism’s golden years, with successes including the end of the Great Depression, the defeat of Hitler, the establishment of the federal highway system, and, ultimately, the election of John F. Kennedy.