John McCumber
Professor of Germanic Languages, UCLA

John McCumber is distinguished professor of Germanic Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of ten books, three of which have won CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title awards. His latest book is The Philosophy Scare: The Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War (2016).

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America’s hidden philosophy

When Cold War philosophy tied rational choice theory to scientific method, it embedded the free-market mindset in US society

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