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Ronald Foresta

February 28, 2014
Ronald Foresta

Ronald Foresta

Ronald Foresta, professor of geography, recently had his book The Land Between the Lakes: A Geography of the Forgotten Future released by UT Press. The book, many years in the writing, is at the same time a monograph in the place-geography tradition, the history of an important but little-understood recreation place, and an exploration of an all-but-forgotten vision of the future that had a powerful influence on the world we live in. Foresta also has a sequel in the works, Progressive Individualism: A Recovered History, which delves into the unique concept of individualism at the heart of mid-twentieth-century progressive liberalism, an ideal that animated the New Frontier and the Great Society as well those who created the Land Between the Lakes.

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