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Being Like God

How American Elites Abuse Politics and Power
Verkaufsrang14447inSchulbücher
BuchPaperback
220 Seiten
Englisch
American democracy revolves around two central visions: equality and unity. When Americans have pursued these ideals in moderation and balance, they have flourished. But because equality and unity exist as ideals, they can be striven for but never achieved completely. Further, they can be abused by zealous followers. In the years after World Ward II, the governing elite of the time-an elite of white,...mehr
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InhaltAmerican democracy revolves around two central visions: equality and unity. When Americans have pursued these ideals in moderation and balance, they have flourished. But because equality and unity exist as ideals, they can be striven for but never achieved completely. Further, they can be abused by zealous followers. In the years after World Ward II, the governing elite of the time-an elite of white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant and traditionalist men-let the unity ideal corrode into McCarthyism. In the 1950s, a reformist elite sprang up to check the abuses of the anti-subversives, and with the election of Bill Clinton in 1992 this elite came into control of the Executive Branch for the first time. The Liberal elite is multicultural and has egalitarianism as its defining vision. The various Clinton administration misdeeds, and the acquiescence of Liberals to them, demonstrated that, no less than the Traditionalists before them, Liberals could also befoul federal power.
ZusammenfassungThis book traces elite legitimacy and power in America since World War II. It argues that American democracy, while periodically coming under stress from both the Right and the Left, ultimately perseveres through the operation of the Balance of Power.
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ISBN/GTIN978-0-7618-2615-6
ProduktartBuch
EinbandartPaperback
Erscheinungsjahr2003
Erscheinungsdatum16.06.2003
Auflage218. Auflage
Seiten220 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
MasseBreite 152 mm, Höhe 229 mm, Dicke 13 mm
Gewicht345 g
Artikel-Nr.2382983
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InhaltsverzeichnisChapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Man As Tyrant Chapter 3 What is Power? Chapter 4 The American Experience: Democracy in Equality and Unity and Balance of Power Chapter 5 The Authoritarian Temptation I: The Patriotic Elite and McCarthy Chapter 6 The Authoritarian Temptation II: The Egalitarian Elite and Clinton Chapter 7 Rationalism or Psychologism: The Intellectual Struggle Over Knowledge and Knowing Chapter 8 Conclusion:...mehr

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