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American exceptionalism : a double-edged sword

Author: Seymour Martin Lipset
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this timely new study, one of our major political analysts, Seymour Martin Lipset, explores the deeply held but often inarticulated beliefs that shape America's society and thought. Is this country in the throes of a revolution from the right? Is it in decline morally? Is Japan about to replace us as the leading economic power? Why does the United States have the highest crime rate, the most persons per capita in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Martin Lipset
ISBN: 0393037258 9780393037258
OCLC Number: 32050540
Description: 352 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Ideology, Politics and Deviance --
2. Economy, Religion, and Welfare --
3. Socialism and Unionism in the United States and Canada --
4. Two Americas, Two Value Systems: Blacks and Whites --
5. A Unique People in an Exceptional Country --
6. American Intellectuals --
Mostly on the Left, Some Politically Incorrect --
7. American Exceptionalism --
Japanese Uniqueness --
8. A Double-Edged Sword --
Appendix: Individualism and Group Obligation.
Responsibility: Seymour Martin Lipset.

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Born out of revolution, the United States has always considered itself unified by an allegiance to a common set of ideals: individualism, anti-statism, populism and egalitarianism. This work observes  Read more...

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