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American credo : the place of ideas in US politics

Author: Michael Foley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"American society may be hostile to the thought of ideologies, but it possesses a sophisticated but little understood ability to engage in deep conflicts over political ideas, while at the same time reducing adversarial positions to legitimate derivatives of American history and development. The study asks how this occurs; how the sources, traditions and usages of core ideas and their derivative compounds animate  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foley, Michael, 1948-
American credo.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)989692154
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Foley
ISBN: 9780199232673 0199232679
OCLC Number: 122701815
Description: 482 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Freedom --
The individual --
Wealth --
Democracy --
The rule of law --
Equality --
Morality --
Progress --
Order --
Capitalism --
Pluralism --
Liberalism --
Conservatism --
Populism --
Nationalism --
Dealing with ideas --
Present and future challenges.
Responsibility: Michael Foley.
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If America has a claim to exceptionalism, American Credo locates it in a little understood ability to engage in deep conflicts over political ideas, while at the same time reducing adversarial  Read more...

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