Between 1912 and 1933, a group of Washington’s rising movers and shakers met in a Dupont Circle row house for informal political discussions. Drawn together by disillusionment with the Taft administration, Felix Frankfurter, Walter Lippmann, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, and Herbert Croly, among others, debated issues and events such as the Sacco and Vanzetti case, Communism, the role of the U.S. after the Great War, and much else. In his third book, Snyder, a University of Wisconsin, Madison, law professor, and frequent contributor to The Washington Post and Slate, traces the men’s gradual shift from a strong progressive belief that government should protect workers and regulate monopolies to something closer to the liberal stand that government can improve citizens’ lives without impinging on civil liberties.
Brad Snyder - The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 2nd, 2017
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