The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History,. By Gabriel Kolko. (New York: The Free Press of Glen- coe, pp. Gabriel Kolko (ONTENTS Introduction 1 ONI! Monopolies and Mergers: Predictions and Promises 11 1 WO Competition and Decentralization: The Failure to. The Triumph of Conservatism has 87 ratings and 13 reviews. The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, – Gabriel Kolko.
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In short, Professor Craven seems to espouse that comforting and quite humandualismcommon among historians–thatrevious explanations of history havebeen”relative,” but that p thehistorian in question nowcandistinguish between thetransitory andrelative perspectives imposed by his era, and his own currentexplanations of history founded onlasting andnon-relative “facts.
The response of historians of the following generation to Professor Craven’s viewsprovides a crucial testof theirintellectual understanding andtolerance. In like manner,it triummph be a fundamental testfor historians of Professor Craven’s generation whether theycandemonstrate intellectual understanding and tolerance towardthoseyounger historians who are dissatisfied eitherwith the conclusions or theresearch concepts andmethods of theirelders.
A Reinterpretation of American History, The Free Press of Glencoe[Toronto: Theauthor isnotmerely playing semantic games.
Heargues further that the dominant tendency tirumph the economy at this time wastowardgreater competition ratherthan less. In orderto rationalize their industries and avoid disadvantages they couldnot preventotherwise, Dr. Kolkowrites,powerful business leaders resorted to politics to get federalregulation that wasin their economic interest.
Federal regulation,then, was “p lit’ al eapi ‘ ad o.
It isanunusual thesis, toputit mildly, and to be ersuasive it requires unusually strongevidence and sharp,logical P development of theargument. The authordoes notpersuade thisreviewer.
The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900–1916
He is sensitive onthispointandasserts thatthebusinessmen heconsiders werethecritically important ones butdoes not document the assertion. Kolko sometimes erects straw men in his criticism of other 6p.
Forexample, it ish,ardly a”commonly held conception” thattheyoung Theodore Roosevelt wasan anticorporate radical bidinghistime untilhewasPresident He writesthemoffbecause theybelieved in theinevitability of capitalist centralization.
Not Senator La Follette, of whomhewritesinterestingly fortwopages and concludes “never comprehended thedirection or themainstream d therelationshi of business to politics in this eriod”Noranyd theintellectreals oftheera: Apparently theonlypeople besides the authorwhodid understand the erawerethe capitalists of whomhe writes,and Kolko’s sympathies areclearly notwith thesecapitalists norpoliticians whocooperated withthem.
He evenbrings in MarxandWeber,at length, toshow how theywerewrong sofar asearlytwentieth-century America wasconcerned.
This is not vonservatism modest book.
The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, – by Gabriel Kolko
Theauthor hasresearched in animpressive array ofmanuscript collections, andsome ofhisevidence should disturb thecomplacency of historians whoareconfident aboutconventional interpretations. Hereandthere in thebookthereadercanadmire theauthor’s footwork in walkinganintellectual tightxope.
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