Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-246) and index.
Patriotism properly understood -- Room of one's own -- Democracy as associated learning -- Ex uno plura -- To make democracy safe for the world -- Fighting words -- The twilight of ideals.
During the years leading up to World War I, America experienced a crisis of civic identity. How could a country founded on liberal principles and composed of increasingly diverse cultures unite to safeguard individuals and promote social justice? In this book, Jonathan Hansen tells the story of a group of American intellectuals who believed the solution to this crisis lay in rethinking the meaning of liberalism.
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