U.S.A.: The Permanent Revolution

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INDIVIDUALISM COMES OF AGE

I N EUROPE, especially in France, there has developed an important political philosophy referred to as the Third Force, whose admirable aim is to segregate out the extremes of left and right, to create a middle-of-the-road democracy, free of totalitarian control, whether Communist or Fascist. To this aim Americans would overwhelmingly subscribe. But the American who troubles to inquire discovers that capitalism is classed by most members of the Third Force with the forces of the right. European middle-of-the-roaders, in other words, are not prepared to go along with the kind of economic system inherent in the American way of life.

This discovery comes to the average American as a shock. For if he has given any thought to these matters he can hardly have escaped the conviction that the real third force in the world is the system of political economy

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • PART I. 1
  • I - THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE 3
  • II - THE AMERICAN PROPOSITION 31
  • III - THE AMERICAN SYSTEM 39
  • PART 2. 63
  • IV - THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM 65
  • V - THE U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT 89
  • VI - THE POLITICAL PARTIES 109
  • VII - THE BUSY, BUSY CITIZEN with a Note on A.A. 127
  • PART 3. 161
  • VIII - THE PROBLEMS OF FREE MEN with a Note on the Technological Revolution 163
  • IX - INDIVIDUALISM COMES OF AGE 188
  • X - HAVE WE ANY FRIENDS? 208
  • XI - U.S. FOREIGN POLICY 230
  • Index 255
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