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Ryn, Claes G. 1943-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 104 publications in 5 languages and 5,120 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: JA79, 321.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Claes G Ryn
Democracy and the ethical life : a philosophy of politics and community by Claes G Ryn( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America the virtuous : the crisis of democracy and the quest for empire by Claes G Ryn( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urged on by a powerful ideological and political movement, George W. Bush committed the United States to a quest for empire. American values and principles were universal, he asserted, and should guide the transformation of the world. Claes Ryn sees this drive for virtuous empire as the triumph of forces that in the last several decades acquired decisive influence in both the American parties, the foreign policy establishment, and the media. Public intellectuals like William Bennett, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Michael Novak, Richard Perle, and Norman Podhoret argued that the United States was an exceptional nation and should bring ""democracy, "" ""freedom, "" and ""capitalism"" to countries not yet enjoying them. Ryn finds the ideology of American empire strongly reminiscent of the French Jacobinism of the eighteenth century. He describes the drive for armed world hegemony as part of a larger ideological whole that both expresses and aggravates a crisis of democracy and, more generally, of American and Western civiliation. America the Virtuous sees the new Jacobinism as symptomatic of America shedding an older sense of the need for restraints on power. Checks provided by the U.S. Constitution have been greatly weakened with the erosion of traditional moral and other culture
Will, imagination, and reason : Irving Babbitt and the problem of reality by Claes G Ryn( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common human ground : universality and particularity in a multicultural world by Claes G Ryn( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Common Human Ground, Claes Ryn explores the nature of this problem and sets forth a theory about what is necessary for peaceful relations to be possible." "One Western philosophical tradition, for which Plato set the pattern, maintains that the only way to genuine unity is for historical diversity to yield to universality. The implication of this view for a multicultural world would be a peace that requires that cultural distinctiveness be effaced as far as possible and replaced with a universal culture. A very different Western philosophical tradition denies the existence of universality altogether. It is represented today by postmodernist multiculturalism - a view that leaves unanswered the question as to how conflict between diverse groups might be averted." "Ryn questions both of these traditions, arguing for the potential union of universality and particularity. He contends that the two need not be enemies, but in fact need each other. Cultivating individual and national particularities is potentially compatible with strengthening and enriching our common humanity. This volume embraces the notion of universality, while at the same time historicizing it."--Jacket
Irving Babbitt in our time( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservatism revisited : the revolt against ideology by Peter Viereck( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Viereck, poet and historian, is one of the principle theoreticians of conservatism in modern American political thought. In this classic work, Viereck undertakes a penetrating and unorthodox analysis of that quintessential conservative, Prince Metternich, and offers evidence that cultural and political conservatism may perhaps be best adapted to sustain a free and reasonable society."--Jacket
The new Jacobinism : can democracy survive? by Claes G Ryn( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Jacobinism : America as revolutionary state by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nykonservatismen i USA by Claes G Ryn( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yi zhong qiu tong by En Rui( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bao kuo:tong yi ti de dao de yu wen hua qian ti,Huo de li shi,Gong tong de lun li he xin,Guan yu yi zhi xing de zhong zhong ke yi guan dian,Zuo wei biao zhun de ju ti shi wu deng nei rong
Yi zhong qiu tong : ren de zi wo wan shan = Unity through diversity by Claes G Ryn( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dao de zi fu de Meiguo : min zhu de wei ji yu ba quan de tu mou = America the virtuous : the crisis of democracy and the quest of empire by Claes G Ryn( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu li zu yu bo ke shi de bao shou zhu yi li chang,Quan mian pi pan zhei yi si chao,Jiang zhui qiu di guo de yi shi xing tai yu mei guo he xi fang wen ming de wei ji lian xi qi lai,Ren wei zhei zhong yi shi xing tai fan ying chu xi fang wen ming zai dao de,Wen hua he zheng zhi shang de quan mian shuai luo
Desperate man by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of democracy by Tage Lindbom( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western intellectuals and politicians are writing and speaking about the triumphs and salvific powers of democracy. But according to Swedish historian and philosopher Tage Lindbom, there is a widening gap between democratist rhetoric and concrete reality. Democratism is surging in the midst of deepening social and political problems, including falling standards of moral conduct, declining education, political corruption, the destruction of the family, and crime. In this provocative and highly engaging volume, Lindbom analyzes some of the most important elements of the protracted process that finally produced the modern myth of self-governing man. Turning the tables on our progressive age, Lindbom asks readers to consider the possibility that democracy is quintessentially the manifestation of spiritual debacle, the attempt to replace the true sovereignty of God with the "kingdom of man."
Haveriet : Den humanitära stormaktens fall( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Idén med boken kom av att låta föra samman essäer kring frågor som på olika sätt berör Sverige från synvinklar som inte är direkt gängse. Både in- och utrikespolitiskt har den förda politiken länge splittrat och försvagat landet utan att någon riktigt förmått (eller vågat) staka ut en annan färdriktning. Det gör Haveriet till en unik bok i Sverige. Ett slags nutidsdokument över rådande samhällsutveckling. Möjligen säger det något om vårt lands tillstånd när kända debattörer och författare väljer att gå samman och skapa en bok som speglar samhällsutvecklingen och föreslår lösningar på en rad olika samhällsproblem."--Provided by the publisher
Ideologie amerického impéria by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character & culture : essays on East and West by Irving Babbitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Romantik och moral by Folke Leander( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An ethical interpretation of democracy by Claes G Ryn( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Democracy and Ethical Life by Claes G Ryn( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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America the virtuous : the crisis of democracy and the quest for empire
Alternative Names
Claes G. Ryn American political scientist

Claes G. Ryn Zweeds politicoloog

Ryn, Claes G.

Ryn, Claes Gösta.

Ryn, Claes Gösta 1943-

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Will, imagination, and reason : Irving Babbitt and the problem of realityA common human ground : universality and particularity in a multicultural worldConservatism revisited : the revolt against ideologyThe new Jacobinism : can democracy survive?The new Jacobinism : America as revolutionary stateThe myth of democracyCharacter & culture : essays on East and West