John Kenneth Galbraith and the Uncompleted Task of Progress

  • Norman Birnbaum


Academic, ambassador, author, adviser to governments and presidents, an iconic figure of American ‘liberalism’ (our own and quite authentic version of social democracy), great witness to the century, and not least, a loyal counsellor and friend to so many — John Kenneth Galbraith can look back on a marvellous life. I propose to examine his contribution to the discussion of industrial society (in its democratic variant) in the twentieth century, and to ask what lessons we can draw for the next one — in which, not entirely to our delight, we now find ourselves.


Foreign Policy Industrial Society Chinese Communist Party Democratic Party Social Democracy 
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