Middle Way: Freedom & Progressive Social Change Since World War II
Alan Rabinowitz. Quansoo, $18 paper (226p) ISBN 978-1-4819-4458-8
Urban economist Rabinowitz details how a political and social "middle way" works to provide Americans with civil rights, liberties, and a mixed economy that strikes a balance between unbridled capitalism and socialism. The author makes a convincing case that this middle way grew out of the New Deal and President Roosevelt's Four Freedoms doctrine, and explains the current gulf between right and left, while offering political and economic solutions. Rabinowitz presciently observes that our decade may be as the years in which the New Deal were implemented. His conclusion that American society today is more free and exciting than the post-New Deal era cannot be gainsaid.
Reviewed on: 08/26/2013