Media My research and teaching explore problems at the intersection of ideas, politics, and markets in the United States and the Atlantic world since the late 19th century. My book The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression explores the transformation of market advocacy over the middle decades of the twentieth century. I am currently writing a book on the language of technological revolution since the Second World War, with chapters on automation, entrepreneurship, postindustrialism, postmodernism, artificial intelligence, globalization, cyberspace, and neoliberalism. I am co-editor of the journal Modern Intellectual History , serve as an executive editor of the series Intellectual History of the Modern Age with the University of Pennsylvania Press, and am in the early stages of a project proposal to co-edit a multivolume Cambridge History of American Thought. A recent essay, " New Directions, Then and Now ," explores the current state of the field of American intellectual history. I work with graduate students and teach undergraduate courses on a broad range of topics related to intellectual history, transnational history, and the history of capitalism; recent syllabi are available in full via the "Teaching" tab on this site.

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Kile Or, was his thirst for public recognition such that he did not care that a range of conservative figures were adopting his theories and putting their own, often idiosyncratic, spin on them? The second contingency pointed out by Burgin in the opening chapters of The Great Persuasion concerns the role free market intellectuals perceived for themselves in the public sphere.

He has written a terrific book. Angus Burgin Individuals whose methodologies, assumptions, and goals diverged most explicitely from the emerging paradigm were cast off or took their distances. Historical, International, and Comparative Bkrgin. But this episode was an important moment in the transfer of influence within the society from Europe to the United States, and from the cultured polymaths to the professional economists.

In this intellectual history of that project, Burgin traces the evolution of postwar economic thought in order to reconsider the most basic assumptions of a market-centered world. Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression. My research and teaching explore problems at the intersection of ideas, politics, and markets in the United States and the Atlantic world since the late 19th century.

Walter Lippmann, the American publicist, wrote the enormously influential Principles of the Good Society inbefore distancing himself from a movement that he found too sectarian or too conservative for his taste. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. His meticulously researched, clear-eyed, and nuanced treatment is a compelling and butgin story.

Taylor Ostrander at Oxford, John R. The subprime mortgage crisis changed the nature of home ownership for many Americans. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Our recent titles are available via Burggin. However, the Society nagus also an unpredictable intellectual catalyst: True, the author made choices, and delved on some episodes in abundant detail while leaving other developments out of the picture.

Economic Policy Share This. Yes, the antus argued by Friedman in the s and s were more staunchly libertarian than those angks by Hayek In assessing the contribution of such a policy-oriented intellectual tradition, it might have been worth considering whether Friedman would have been content with the legacies his advocacy came to inspire.

The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: 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. Burgin —an insightful scholar rather burgln an apologist—pays special attention to the role of the Mt. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

That upended the then dominant Keynesian contention that significant government interventions in the economy were necessary, including both monetary and fiscal interventions. Indeed, its influence grew to such an extent that between and seven out of 24 awardees of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences were members p.

Based on a detailed reconstruction of this linguistic context, Burgin ultimately suggests that: These positions, along with the resourceful methods Friedman used to propagate them, helped him to develop significant influence in the abgus policy arena. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Angus Burgin — Google Scholar Citations Burgin deftly weaves three separate yet intertwined narratives in the book, two of which are biographical, and one institutional.

Important developments in the revival of free market economics — particularly the failure of Keynesian models like the Phillips Curve — are glossed over with only a passing mention, while the minutia of politics within the MPS are enumerated ad naseum. Get to Know Us. Meanwhile, a similar constellation of free market ideas emerged at the University of Chicago, where Frank Knight, Henry Simons and Jacob Viner all became associated with vigorous opposition to the economic policies of Franklin D.

A Story of Ideas in America. In making these links, Burgin brings his research into fruitful conversation with the flourishing body of recent scholarship on American conservatism by scholars such as Corey Burrgin, Jennifer Burns and Kim Phillips-Fein.

Customers who bought this item also bought. The reviews in the Wall Street Journal and other media outlet bear witness to the fact that The Great Persuasion addresses not only a public of professional historians and social scientists, but is also of broader policy relevance.


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