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Achieving our country : leftist thought in twentieth-century America

Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Series: William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization, 1997.
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How have national pride and American patriotism come to seem an endorsement of atrocities - from slavery to the slaughter of Native Americans, from the rape of ancient forests to the Vietnam War? Achieving Our Country traces the sources of this debilitating mentality of shame in the Left, as well as the harm it does to its proponents and to the country. At the center of this history is the conflict between the Old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rorty
ISBN: 067400311X 9780674003118
OCLC Number: 37864000
Description: 159 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: American national pride: Whitman and Dewey --
The eclipse of the reformist left --
A cultural left --
Movements and campaigns --
The inspirational value of great works of literature.
Series Title: William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization, 1997.
Responsibility: Richard Rorty.
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The author argues that the Left wing in America sees the sins of America's past poisoning hope for the future, and challenges the "lost" generation of the Left to understand the role it might play in  Read more...

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