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Published: 24 March 1988

560 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195053043

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Uncertain Victory

Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought, 1870-1920

James T. Kloppenberg

Between 1870 and 1920, two generations of European and American intellectuals created a transatlantic community of philosophical and political discourse. Uncertain Victory, the first comparative study of ideas and politics in France, Germany, America, and Great Britain during these years, demonstrates how the theoretical foundations for new programs of social democracy and progressivism were created by a wide range of theorists and activists including William James, T.H. Green, Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Jean Jaurès, Wilhelm Dilthey, Max Weber, and John Dewey.