HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » What is the difference be... » Reply #52

Reply #52


Response to annabanana (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:23 PM

52. The term Progressive goes back to the turn of the 20th Century. It denoted substantial reform

based in social science research and (for its day) advanced administrative approaches that expanded the scope and functions of state agencies and of the courts. John Dewey and William Brandeis are famous progressives.

In international affairs, some early progressives, including Mark Twain and Wisconsin Governor LaFollette, were associated with the socialist international and anti-Imperialist movements - however, other pioneers of progressive governmental reform, such as Teddy Roosevelt were enthusiastic Imperialists, and Woodrow Wilson came to embody Liberal Internationalism, which is uncomfortably close in effect to Imperialism.

After World War 2 we see the real split between the Liberal (Truman) and Progressive (Henry Wallace) wings of the Democratic Party at the dawn of the Cold War, with the former blacklisting and all but driving out the latter. The Progressives didn't reemerge into the Democratic mainstream until the Vietnam War when the term began to be used to differentiate the Democratic Left from the more centrist LBJ loyalists, most of whom were self-identified "liberals".

More recently, the term Neocon came to identify a group of Reagan Democrats, many of them enthusiastic supporters of Israel, who while moderate or liberal in their domestic social views, endorsed Cold War confrontation and an activist military intervention approach to foreign affairs.

Another cross-current are the Neoliberals, who represent an internationalist orthodoxy of free trade and restrained regulation of finance and the flow and accumulation of capital across borders. Almost all mainstream politicians in both parties, and globally, are neoliberal.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 71 replies Author Time Post
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 OP
MineralMan Dec 2012 #1
MrYikes Dec 2012 #2
tama Dec 2012 #19
MissMillie Dec 2012 #32
annabanana Dec 2012 #3
Freddie Dec 2012 #15
LineLineReply The term Progressive goes back to the turn of the 20th Century. It denoted substantial reform
leveymg Dec 2012 #52
socialist_n_TN Dec 2012 #69
KittyWampus Dec 2012 #58
H2O Man Dec 2012 #4
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #9
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #11
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #30
H2O Man Dec 2012 #28
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #31
H2O Man Dec 2012 #36
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #50
H2O Man Dec 2012 #53
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #57
H2O Man Dec 2012 #64
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #70
PETRUS Dec 2012 #65
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #12
H2O Man Dec 2012 #68
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #71
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #20
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #25
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #37
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #45
H2O Man Dec 2012 #29
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #34
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #39
H2O Man Dec 2012 #67
H2O Man Dec 2012 #66
Romulox Dec 2012 #41
H2O Man Dec 2012 #48
Romulox Dec 2012 #55
H2O Man Dec 2012 #56
Romulox Dec 2012 #60
H2O Man Dec 2012 #63
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #42
H2O Man Dec 2012 #44
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #5
kentuck Dec 2012 #6
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #10
xchrom Dec 2012 #7
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #14
LineLineReply .
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #21
xchrom Dec 2012 #24
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #8
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #13
Freddie Dec 2012 #16
Bad_Ronald Dec 2012 #23
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #26
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #17
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #18
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #22
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #27
randr Dec 2012 #33
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #35
mmonk Dec 2012 #38
Recursion Dec 2012 #40
timesamillion Dec 2012 #43
leveymg Dec 2012 #54
woo me with science Dec 2012 #46
LWolf Dec 2012 #47
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #49
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #51
KittyWampus Dec 2012 #59
Romulox Dec 2012 #61
JReed Dec 2012 #62
Please login to view edit histories.