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The liberalism (or radicalism--The Vital Center used the terms interchangeably) situated on that political real estate had qualities: influenced by Reinhold Niebuhr's theology, Schlesinger was especially concerned to portray a sober political disposition that was wary about the human capacity for evil, rather than a sentimental creed, optimistic about uplifting human nature through social reform.
Often, an apartment has become a vital center of life, where the family has lived for years and raised children.
The vital center described a community of white, middle class, two-parent families with faith in the virtue of their leaders and in the moral superiority of a free market.
Yet the vital center of today's Tolkien fandom is, of all things; a Web site: TheOneRing.
The patient education and consent service, called VITAL Center, helps surgery candidates understand the medical procedures they will undergo, optimizes the physician's limited patient time and strengthens the doctor/patient relationship.
The general readership would know only the rumor, kept alive by Arthur Schlesinger in The Vital Center (1949) (121), that Anna Damon of the ILD had remarked upon meeting Herndon," 'It's a pity he isn't blacker'" (Woltman 1; Schuyler 7).
But Clinton's great triumphs, from balancing the budget to reforming welfare, came when he used the vital center to promote change more sweeping than either party would dream of on its own.
His great contribution has been constantly to seek its real meaning, in such seminal works of political philosophy as The Vital Center, The Imperial Presidency, and The Cycles of American History, or to chronicle its progress, in such histories as The Age of Jackson, A Thousand Days: John F.
Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton, Massachusetts, once shabby and ill-attended, is now the vital center for activities for everyone from kids to Generation X to seniors.
For the writer who sounded the alarm about Communism in Life magazine in 1946 and in The Vital Center in 1949, warning liberals in no uncertain terms against the consequences of succumbing to the totalitarian temptations of the radical Left, has in recent years lent his considerable prestige to the anti-anti-Communist campaign that grew out of the political uproars of the 1960S.
Similarly, though commentators saw the 1996 election as a return to the vital center, conservative Republican incumbents were actually less likely to lose than were moderate ones.
Finally Civil War reenactors represent a collective unconscious fear of a developing cultural pluralism, seeking to bolster and define what Cullen terms "a vital center to affirm the centrality of its own past" (5).