The Irony of American History.
By: Niebuhr, Reinhold.
Contributor(s): Bacevich, Andrew J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (202 p.).ISBN: 9780226583990.Subject(s): United States -- Civilization | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century | United States -- History -- PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Irony of American HistoryDDC classification: 973.91 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Introduction -- Preface -- I. The Ironic Element in the American Situation -- II. The Innocent Nation in an Innocent World -- III. Happiness, Prosperity and Virtue -- IV. The Master of Destiny -- V. The Triumph of Experience Over Dogma -- VI. The International Class Struggle -- VII. The American Future -- VIII. The Significance of Irony
"[Niebuhr] is one of my favorite philosophers. I take away [from his works] the compelling idea that there's serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn't use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction. I take away . . . the sense we have to make these efforts knowing they are hard."-President Barack Obama Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is more relevant now than ever before. Cited by politicia
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