In This Review

The Liberal Tradition in America
The Liberal Tradition in America
By Louis Hartz
Harcourt, 1955, 329 pp

The leading concept of this thoughtful study is that the American political tradition differs markedly from that of Europe in not having an "ancien régime" to contend with. In consequence we have had neither a truly aristocratic political tradition, nor a real Socialist tradition. As a nation we have been Lockians from the outset.