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Carleton J. Hayes


Harper Torchboook , NYC, 1941, 390 pgs., index, bibliography, notes, illustrations, maps, paperback


Reviewer comment
This was a period during which the original 'classical' liberals in the Liberal Party in England and with influence on the continent lost power to Conservatives on the right and Socialists on the left. During this time the original bourgeois ideals were falling in favor - what Dr. McCloskey (bourgeois) called 'the treason' of the intellectuals. Chapter 6 describes this in detail. It was a period in which England retained its huge economic lead with output in textiles, coal, iron, machinery and all far greater than any other power. But it also saw the Victory of Prussia over France and growing intellectual influence of German science and social science in academic circles. And very important, it was then that Bismark created the first 'welfare state' - "nation state' the organizaton and ideological legitimization of which was soon copied by England and then other countries.


Chapter 1 - Power Politics in the Wake of National Wars


Chapter 2 - The Frution of Liberalism


Chapter 3 - The Rapid Mechanizing of Work and Thought


Chapter 4 - Religion and the Arts During the Generation of Materialism


Chapter 5 - Emergence of the Masses


Chapter 6 - Resurgence of Economic Nationalism and National Imperialism


Chapter 7 - Seed-Time of Totalitarian Nationalism


Chapter 8 - The European State System in the Century's Last Decade


Chapter 9 - The Climax of the Enlightenment


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