Professor Gary Gerstle’s latest book, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order, has been lauded as a groundbreaking work offering a sweeping account of how neoliberalism came to dominate American politics for nearly a half century.

In recent years, Gary Gerstle, Sidney Fellow and Paul Mellon Professor of American History Emeritus and Paul Mellon Director of Research of American History at the University, has focused his writing on the history of American political thought, institutions and conflicts. The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order (OUP USA, 2022), is his latest release exploring the pervasive hold that neoliberalism had on both the right and the left for three decades, and charts the fall of the neoliberal order in more recent times.

Mario Del Pero in The Washington Post notes that the book offers “a rich and sophisticated discussion of neoliberalism” in a review entitled, “How the neoliberal order triumphed — and why it’s now crumbling”. Rana Foroohar at the Financial Times refers to Gary’s economic history as “essential reading” and an “instant classic” in a rave review; The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order — an instant classic” [paywall].

The book has even grabbed the attention of award-winning comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand, who uses references from Gary’s latest book to explore the question, “How did we get to the point where people would support something, based on a kind of tribal allegiance, rather than an objective sense of right and wrong?”, with his millions of YouTube subscribers. You can watch the video on YouTube.

Gary’s new book is available to purchase from Amazon or the Oxford University Press.

An image of Gary Gerstle is on the left, an image of the book cover, 'The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order', is on the right

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