Charles Evans Hughes and the Strange Death of Liberal America

@article{Henretta2006CharlesEH,
  title={Charles Evans Hughes and the Strange Death of Liberal America},
  author={James A. Henretta},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={24},
  pages={115 - 171}
}
“Liberalism! Not in all history has a word been so wrenched away from its true meaning and dragged through the gutter of defilement,” the Wilsonian Progressive George Creel protested angrily in a memoir of 1947: “Where it once stood for the dignity of man, … it now stands for the obliteration of individualism at the lands of a ruthless, all-powerful state.” For nearly fifty years, most scholars have given little heed to the rage vented by Creel and other critics of New Deal “liberalism.” Amidst… 
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