Diggins, John P.

John Patrick Diggins (1935-2009) was an intellectual historian, university professor, and the author of numerous publications, including Mussolini and Fascism; the view from America (1972), The American Left in the Twentieth Century (1973), The Promise of Pragmatism: Modernism and the Crisis of Knowledge and Authority (1994), and Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom and the Making of History (2007). He earned his doctorate at the University of Southern California in 1964 and went on to teach at San Francisco State College, the University of California, Irvine, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In addition to his full-length historical works, Diggins also wrote articles for many publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Review of Books, and the American Political Science Review and acted as a consultant for several documentary films.

From the guide to the John P. Diggins papers, 1966-2008, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)


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