called milk for Hottentots. Their opponents, the liberals of containment, accepted eventually an internationalism based on guns for Hottentots. The Hottentots, the poor and oppressed in America and the world, have seen the program of the triumphant American century and responded to the violence behind it with their own violence. The program of the people's century, as we have seen, was never seriously tried. Within the context of modern American capitalism, it was nothing more than a fascinating and courageous false consciousness. In a democratic socialist America, the America that John Dewey finally saw as the only way to redeem both the nation and the liberal tradition, it would have meaning. As Americans force their way out of the political strait jacket created by containment and move toward the possibilities of democratic socialist reconstruction, they may rediscover and vindicate their country's idea of freedom and the Century of the Common Man.