Tocqueville's Nightmare

The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940
Author(s): 
Ernst, Daniel R.
ISBN: 
9780199920860
Date published: 
May 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£25.99

Between 1900 and 1940, Americans confronted a puzzle: how could administrative agencies address the nation's troubles without violating individual liberty? From the close reasoning of judges, the self-interest of lawyers, and the machinations of politicians, an answer emerged.