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The future of American progressivism an initiative for political and economic reform by Roberto Mangabeira Unger

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Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Progressivism (United States politics),
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001.,
  • United States -- Economic policy -- 1993-2001.

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Edition Notes

StatementRoberto Mangabeira Unger and Cornel West.
ContributionsWest, Cornel.
LC ClassificationsJK271 .U533 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. ;
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL366340M
ISBN 100807043265
LC Control Number98026791

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