The Promise of American Life by Herbert Croly
The Promise of American Life is a book published by Herbert Croly, founder of The New Republic, in 1909. This book opposed aggressive unionization and supported economic planning to raise general quality of life. After reading this book, Theodore Roosevelt adopted the New Nationalism. The book is said to "offer a manifesto of Progressive beliefs" that "anticipated the transition from competitive to corporate capitalism and from limited government to the welfare state."
The 509th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 95th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)