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The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Nicholas Bromell


It is widely accepted that the liberal project in America, which was so powerful for most of the twentieth century, has been in crisis for decades. Voters have rebelled against it, the right built its resurgence on antipathy to liberalism, and even the left played a part in its demise. In short, it has died by a thousand cuts. But even as its fortunes in public life and the world of politics declined, there was a renaissance in liberal political theory and philosophy, where sophisticated defenses of and rationales for liberalism came to dominate the field. Why did a re-energized defense of lib ... More

Keywords: liberal project, America, liberalism, liberal political theory, black political participation, black intellectuals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199973439
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Bromell, author
University of Massachusetts-Amherst