GABRIEL KOLKO TRIUMPH OF CONSERVATISM PDF

He received his Ph. In , he joined the history department of York University in Toronto , remaining an emeritus professor of history there until his death in But for Kolko, a social policy of "corporate liberalism" or what Kolko preferred to call "political capitalism" shaped the mainstream agenda of all that was to follow afterwards in American society, from The New Deal s through to the post-World War II era of the Cold War , and onwards. Its embrace of government led to their intertwinement, with business becoming the dominant strand. He suggested that free enterprise and competition were vibrant and expanding during the first two decades of the 20th century; thereafter, however, "the corporate elite—the House of Morgan , for example—turned to government intervention when it realized in the waning 19th century that competition was too unruly to guarantee market share.

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Gabriel Kolko, historian and socialist, died last month in his home in Amsterdam. He was American liberals of the era rarely challenged the basic assumption on which their worldview hinged: that the purpose of the modern state was to inhibit and constrain — not advance or sustain — corporate interests. American historians, that is, save for a young Gabriel Kolko. Any hegemonic historical narrative worth its salt must have a solid origin story. But then, everything changed.

In his doctoral dissertation on railroad regulation at Harvard, Kolko pulled the rug from under the origin tale of American liberalism by painstakingly uncovering a startling revelation in the archives: The men who had led the push for federal regulation of railroads were not populist farmers or wage laborers but rather the railroad capitalists themselves.

Yet like many socialists of the era, Kolko rejected the determinist positivism of earlier Marxist theory. Morgan and the architect of the Federal Reserve System that publicly ensured the much-needed stability of private finance.

In these works, Kolko turned liberal historiography on its head. He argued that the Gilded Age was not an era of untrammeled monopoly power and corporate dominance but rather one of cutthroat competition, chaotic instability, rising labor power, radically anti-business legislation at the local and state level, and Balkanized political system that did not fit the standardized needs of corporations aspiring to create a centralized national economy.

Corporate-minded businessmen, Kolko pointed out, desperately tried to deflect these social and economic forces through the construction of private cartels and mergers, but to no avail. These failures led leading corporate interests to conclude that only the federal government had the means and power to centralize, rationalize, standardize, stabilize, and regulate the chaos of Gilded Age capitalism into a predictable and consolidated corporate economy. Here too, Kolko sought to challenge the conventional wisdom of the field.

Until Kolko and William Appleman Williams came along, the standard argument regarding the origins of the Cold War in America fixed nearly all of the blame on the Soviet Union. These narratives tended to downplay economic or social causes of the Cold War in favor of diplomatic explanations and high politics.

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Gabriel Kolko

Gabriel Kolko, historian and socialist, died last month in his home in Amsterdam. He was American liberals of the era rarely challenged the basic assumption on which their worldview hinged: that the purpose of the modern state was to inhibit and constrain — not advance or sustain — corporate interests. American historians, that is, save for a young Gabriel Kolko. Any hegemonic historical narrative worth its salt must have a solid origin story. But then, everything changed. In his doctoral dissertation on railroad regulation at Harvard, Kolko pulled the rug from under the origin tale of American liberalism by painstakingly uncovering a startling revelation in the archives: The men who had led the push for federal regulation of railroads were not populist farmers or wage laborers but rather the railroad capitalists themselves.

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