movements abroad. At the same time, they promoted an unbridled
nationalism and imperial expansionism at home in the hope of
disseminating democracy across the North American continent. By
supporting American military intervention into republican struggles
abroad, Young Americans intended to spread democratic reform to
countries like Italy, besieged by illiberal tyranny. In championing this
resistance operating within every dominant ideology, as a mechanism which both conceals and constitutes. The study occurs at an urgent historical moment, as we are witnessing the pendulum of history swinging toward anti-liberal, social-media, conspiracy populism, toward nationalistic democratic illiberalism.
This book studies the SCCA network's accomplishments by placing them in their broader social context, primarily with regard to the dominant discourses in postsocialism: capitalist modernization, transition to democracy, and developmentalism. And