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The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s
The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age: American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s
By Richard H. Pells
Harper, 1985, 468 pp

A perceptive study focusing primarily on the way anti-communism shaped the assumptions of liberal intellectuals in the decade after World War II. The "American intellectuals" studied are almost exclusively writers living in New York and publishing in such journals as The New Republic, Commentary, and Partisan Review.