The purpose of American politics / by Hans J. Morgenthau.

[1st ed.].. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1960.

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Subjects Diplomatic relations.
EE. UU. -- Historia -- Filosofía.
États-Unis -- Histoire -- Philosophie.
États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 20e siècle.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 20e siècle.
Politics and government
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States.
Description xi, 359, viii pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1960.
Summary Outgrowth of the Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History which the author gave at Johns Hopkins University in April, 1959.
Contents I. The purpose of America : equality in freedom. The contemporary crisis ; The reality of the national purpose ; The American experience ; Equality in freedom ; The American Revolution ; The threefold purpose ; The denial -- II. The first crisis (1890-1940) A. Impairment of mobility at home: Impairment of mobility ; The economic crisis of 1929 ; Alienation ; Conformity ; Utopianism, pessimism, and pragmatism ; Social reform ; The intervention of government ; The restoration of vertical mobility -- B. Impairment of mobility abroad. Territorial expansion ; The American mission abroad ; The Wilsonian crusade ; The denial -- III. The contemporary crisis abroad. A. Restoration (1947-1953). Fascism and the Second World War ; "The deadly hiatus" ; Restoration ; The Korean and Chinese dilemmas -- B. The crisis of perplexity. McCarthyism ; Communism ; Atomic power ; Free-world order ; Foreign aid and liberation -- IV. The contemporary crisis at home. A. The social crisis : hedonism of the status quo. The decline of the public realm ; A society of waste ; The decline of objective standards of excellence ; The symptoms of malaise ; The transformation of equality in freedom -- B. The political crisis : the paradoxes of democratic government. The triumph of the majority ; Government by committee and by public opinion ; The paradox of the thwarted majority ; The new feudalism : the paradox of thwarted government -- V. What is to be done? What is not to be done ; The new mobility and the new frontiers ; The global frontier as the condition for survival ; The restoration of democratic government and the defense of freedom -- VI. Appendixes. The last years of our greatness? ; The great betrayal ; Epistle to the Columbians on the meaning of morality.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1099644
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Morgenthau, Hans J. 1904-1980.
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