The Liberal Hour Author:John Kenneth Galbraith Adlai Stevenson once referred to the moment just before presidential elections when even the most obsolete men become reconciled, if briefly and expediently, to the machine age. He thought that this pause in normal conservative occupation might be called "the liberal hour". — John Kenneth Galbraith, author of The Affluent Society, once more blast... more »s American myths and misconceptions with another controversial, unorthodox work. In The Liberal Hour [first published in 1960] the famed economist discusses pertinent issues ranging from our economic competition with Russia to the "public images" of U.S. politicians - and urges an intelligent acceptance of the new political and social realities of a crucial era.
The Liberal Hour is addressed to the millions of reasonable men and women who wish to understand the realities of our chaotic world. Piercing the curtain of politics and propaganda, John Galbraith offers a clear-eyed view of the American scene - past, present, and future.
"[The liberal view] ... has never before been stated with such conciseness and clarity and bite as in this important volume." - The Saturday Review« less