El desarrollo del derecho social en el siglo XX se fundó en la idea de establecer mecanismos obligatorios que compensaran un desequilibrio sustancial entre el capital y el trabajo. Ante la potencia y fuerza del capital nació un conjunto de normas (convenios internacionales multilaterales y bilaterales, cartas sociales regionales, leyes y regulaciones nacionales) cuyo objetivo fue dotar al trabajo organizado de una fuerza tal que permitiera a empresarios y trabajadores negociar dentro de rangos amplios en un contexto de poderes equivalentes.
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The idea of America as a cultural wellspring and bastion of freedom was always an artifact of the Cold War. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Americans increasingly have struggled to articulate what they really stand for.
review two recent books examining the country's post-war cultural boom and bust.