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Undoing the Liberal World Order


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Introduction: Left-Liberal Apostles in the Cold War Era
Part I: Labor-Liberalism and the Postwar Order
1. The Bretton Woods Boomerang: Liberal Internationalism, 1944–2016
2. The Good Postwar: German Worker Rights, 1945–1950
3. The Liberal Embrace of Labor Zionism: Israel, 1948–1973
Part II: Liberal Anticommunism
4. Anticommunism as Social Policy: Costa Rica, 1944–1980
5. Siren Song of Economic Development: U.S. Missions to India, 1952–1975
Part III: Liberal Nationalism on Trial
6. The Quest for a Two-State Solution: Israel, 1973–2000
7. The Long Arm of the Civil Rights Movement: South Africa, 1970–2000
Conclusion: Beyond Humanitarianism

About the Author

Leon Fink is distinguished professor of history emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and senior resident scholar at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. He is the editor of the journal Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, and his many books include, most recently, Labor Justice Across the Americas (2017).


Offering a broad analysis of left-liberal approaches to foreign policy in the second half of the twentieth century, this is a gripping book that manages to elicit a vision of postwar liberalism as a global project and to suggest some of the real difficulties that it encountered.
*Kimberly Phillips-Fein, author of Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics*

A bracing and thoroughly convincing account of the attempt by liberals and social democrats to create a world of economic abundance and social welfare during the Cold War and its immediate aftermath. As Leon Fink makes clear, their failure should not obscure the value of their ambitions—or the scope of their limited but real successes. This is a highly original and provocative work of global history that deserves a wide audience.
*Michael Kazin, author of What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party*

A rich historical analysis of US-led liberal internationalism and insight into opportunities for future progress.
*International Affairs*

*Society for U.S. Intellectual History*

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