The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment

The Guardians Kingman Brewster His Circle and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment How liberalism and one of the most dramatic eras in American history were shaped by an influential university president and his powerful circle of friendsYale s Kingman Brewster was the first and only
  • Title: The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment
  • Author: Geoffrey Kabaservice
  • ISBN: 9780805067620
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment
    How liberalism and one of the most dramatic eras in American history were shaped by an influential university president and his powerful circle of friendsYale s Kingman Brewster was the first and only university president to appear on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and the last of the great campus leaders to become an esteemed national figure He was also the center of tHow liberalism and one of the most dramatic eras in American history were shaped by an influential university president and his powerful circle of friendsYale s Kingman Brewster was the first and only university president to appear on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and the last of the great campus leaders to become an esteemed national figure He was also the center of the liberal establishment a circle of influential men who fought to keep the United States true to ideals and extend the full range of American opportunities to all citizens of every class and color Using Brewster as his focal point, Geoffrey Kabaservice shows how he and his lifelong friends Kennedy adviser McGeorge Bundy, Attorney General and statesman Elliot Richardson, New York mayor John Lindsay, Bishop Paul Moore, and Cyrus Vance, pillar of Washington and Wall Street helped usher this country through the turbulence of the 1960s, creating a legacy that still survives In a narrative that is as engaging and lively as it is meticulously researched, The Guardians judiciously and convincingly reclaims the importance of Brewster and his generation, illuminating their vital place in American history as the bridge between the old establishment and modern liberalism.
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  • Geoffrey Kabaservice

    Geoffrey Kabaservice has written for numerous national publications and has been an assistant professor of history at Yale University He lives outside Washington, DC.

  • 909 Comments

  • Very hard read for even the advanced reader It takes time to digest if not part of the history picture It is however an in depth and complete study of the liberal establishment and Old Blue and New Blue Yale University.


  • A fine work on a largely unexplored topic, it nevertheless comes across as of a paen to the author s alma mater, Yale Granted I have no direct knowledge of the situation but it seems to me that the liberal establishment of the mid 20th Century would have multiple hubs of activity and not be as exclusively Yale centric as the author leads us to believe On the other hand, if my suspicion is mistaken perhaps the author could have addressed the matter and explained why such a natural suspicion isn [...]


  • Didn t manage to finish it because I didn t renew it in time Just as I was getting to the section on co education, of special interest to me of course Remarkably well written and researched, though possibly not of broad general interest.


  • Fascinating to read the history of a period, the latter part of which I lived through Meticulously researched, well written though not exactly a page turner I had not previously realized the impact these men, collectively, had on their era.



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