The latest Tweets from Angus Burgin (@angusburgin). historian at Johns Hopkins. Baltimore. This question animates The Great Persuasion, Angus Burgin’s exceptional transatlantic history of ‘free market advocacy’ during the 20th century. To tell his story. The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression [Angus Burgin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Just as.

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He is the first to present the creation and early history of the Mt. However, there was no clear philosophical or political agreement amongst the intellectuals who made up this emerging transatlantic network, which points to the first of two major contingencies highlighted by Burgin in the early stages of his book. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

I am currently writing an intellectual history of postindustrialism, exploring how new technological capacities in the postwar era transformed ideas about the future of work, knowledge, leisure, time, and space. As Burgin notes, in early Cold War American intellectual culture, conservative ideas were often seen as irrational, and were assumed to have no place in the mainstream.

Instead, he focuses on how they built or failed to build relationships, networks, and institutions; how they funded and organized projects like the Mount Pelerin Society, which lies at the heart of his story; and how personality, ideas, even geography drew confederates closer together, then blew them apart.


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They were assisted in achieving this goal by the provision of funding from a series of sympathetic charitable foundations. The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism. It is an immensely rich, careful and thoughtful history that captures the range of opinion within a group of people who are too often seen as having marched in lockstep. Related Links At the Bloomberg.

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I work with graduate students on a broad range of topics related to intellectual history, transnational history, and the history of capitalism. His approach is also innovative: As Burgin notes, “Friedman built his professional and public career on the advocacy of positions that ran contrary to received opinion, and he endured the resulting controversies to find himself regaled with private wealth, academic honors, and lasting political recognition.

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New citations to this author. The social and economic landscape of the United States shifted significantly after the financial crash of In particular, Ludwig von Mises would have deserved a detailed portrait instead of the passing mentions at several junctures of the text. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

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Writing about intellectual history tends to angys prey to one of two different vices. However, the Society was also an unpredictable intellectual catalyst: The ensuing downturn led both businesses and consumers to face severe restrictions on their access to credit.


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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: On the other hand, if the author is not an adherent of the ideas he is describing, he’s likely to descend into caricature in the opposite direction, failing to appreciate key nuances in the protagonists’ arguments and attributing simplistic motives to them.

An excellent history of free market ideology in the s and s and the roots of the Mont Pelerin Society. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

Aside from the fact that Burgin’s argument here focuses excessively in fact, almost exclusively on Hayek and Friedman, it also is selective in the use of history.

His book fills several gaps in the existing research and offers an original contribution to the field of intellectual history.

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