Post-Sixties Liberalism and Contemporary Politics


As American politics underwent a substantial change in the 1960s, a new idea of justice emerged. One of the central tenets of this ideology was a politics of liberation and social justice. It aimed at remaking American society by means of divisive policies that serve individual groups rather than the common good.


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What are the prevailing views of justice in the Founding, Progressive, and post-Sixties eras?

What is happiness according to the New Left?

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John W. Grant is associate professor of politics at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Eureka College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.