In The Collapse of Liberalism, noted political scientist Charles Noble takes liberalism to task for not being radical enough-for what he sees as a long history of how liberalism has accommodated the very economic institutions and corporate actors it has wanted to challenge. As a result, Noble argues, liberals have been unable or unwilling to confront directly class, race, gender, inequality, and corporate power. Clear, engaging, and thought-provoking, The Collapse of Liberalism is a politically engaged interrogation of the way American liberals think about social problems and build political coalitions.
Charles Noble is chair of the Department of Political Science and director of the International Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of Welfare as We Knew It: A Political History of the American Welfare State and Liberalism at Work: The Rise and Fall of OSHA.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Why Capitalism Needs the Left Chapter 4 The Conservative Bias Chapter 5 What Liberals Do Wrong Chapter 6 An American Left Chapter 7 What's Next? Chapter 8 Some Reasons to be Optimistic