Social Inequality, Healthcare, Education Addressed in Fontbonne Professor's New Book

Top Quote Fontbonne University history professor Dr. Jack Luzkow addresses education, social inequality, employment, the Great Recession and other topics in his new book, "The Great Forgetting: The Past, Present, and Future of Social Democracy and the Welfare State." End Quote
  • St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) April 11, 2015 - A Fontbonne University history professor will address some of the most relevant issues of our time in his new book, "The Great Forgetting: The Past, Present, and Future of Social Democracy and the Welfare State," available through Manchester University Press in early April. Written by Dr. Jack Luzkow, professor of history, the book explores topics like education, social inequality, employment and the Great Recession, tracing these and many other current issues back to a monumental transfer of wealth to the one percent in the U.S. and U.K. beginning in the 1970's.

    "The Great Forgetting reminds us that we once prospered when the government was there for all of us, and people could be confident that their health care, homes, retirement, and well-being would be relatively assured; it concludes that welfare for the rich has disabled democracy, and it has not even led to a more efficient economy," summarized Luzkow.

    Luzkow, a professor at Fontbonne since 2004, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in European history from St. Louis University. At Fontbonne, he chairs the department of history, philosophy and religion, directs the history program, and focuses his teaching on European and world history. He previously taught at DePaul University in Chicago and Marycrest International University in Davenport, Iowa, as well as Teikyo University Holland in the Netherlands. Luzkow is the author of two additional books, "What's Left: Marxism, Utopianism and the Revolt Against History," published in 2006, and "The Revenge of History, Why the Past Endures," published in 2004.

    Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs, as well as evening and online formats for busy adults. Fontbonne was founded in 1923 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. For more information, visit

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