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Being like God : how American elites abuse politics and power

Author: John B Parrott
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Parrott
ISBN: 0761826157 9780761826156
OCLC Number: 52460029
Description: viii, 210 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Man As Tyrant --
Ch. 2. What is Power? --
Ch. 3. The American Experience: Democracy in Equality and Unity and Balance of Power --
Ch. 4. The Authoritarian Temptation I: The Patriotic Elite and McCarthy --
Ch. 5. The Authoritarian Temptation II: The Egalitarian Elite and Clinton --
Ch. 6. Rationalism or Psychologism: The Intellectual Struggle Over Knowledge and Knowing --
Ch. 7. Conclusion: The Coming Demise of the Liberal Elite --
App. I. Thought Experiment --
App. II. Excerpts from the Speech of Margaret Chase Smith before the United States Senate, June 1, 1950.
Responsibility: John B. Parrott.

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