Fear Itself Reviews
"Overall, a critical and deeply scholarly work that, notwithstanding, is compulsively readable." - Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review. Some will quarrel with aspects of Katznelson's analysis, few with his widely allusive, elegant prose." - Kirkus
"Fear Itself deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions." - David Kennedy, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Freedom from Fear
"Fear Itself is a monumental history of the New Deal's greatest paradox, its connections with the Jim Crow South. Combining historical nuance with his clear eye for the big picture, Ira Katznelson contributes one of the most trenchant accounts yet of American liberalism at the height of its power in the 1930s and 1940s - a book of major importance in understanding our own political distempers and opportunities." - Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln
"Ira Katnelson's Fear Itself is an extraordinary book that will change our understanding of the New Deal. He has shown the ways in which racism has shaped American life in the age of the Great Depression, and among other things he has brought the U.S. Congress to the front of the New Deal. It is a remarkable work of scholarship." - Alan Brinkley, author of The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War
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