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The crisis of confidence; ideas, power, and violence in America

Author: Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.
Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1969.
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Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.
Crisis of confidence.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1969
(OCoLC)652189424
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.
OCLC Number: 8279
Description: xvii, 313 pages 22 cm
Contents: Violence as an American way of life. --
A sick society? --
Violence as an American tradition --
Happiness is a warm gun --
Televiolence --
The despair of democracy --
Existential politics --
The recognition of responsibility --
The intellectual and American society. --
The rise of the modern intellectual --
Intellectuals and the American Revolution --
The nineteenth-century withdrawal from politics --
The return of the intellectuals --
The new hostility to politics --
Intellectuals and power in a democracy --
The origins of the Cold War. --
The rise of revisionism --
Universalism --
Spheres of influence --
The American analysis --
Confusions at the summit --
The asymmetry of totalitarianism --
Confrontation --
Vietnam : lessons of the tragedy. --
The legacy of collective security --
The legacy of liberal evangelism --
The legacy of geopolitics --
The legacy of conservative absolutism --
The rise of the warrior class --
The nemesis of universalism --
The last hurrah of the superpowers --
After the superpowers --
Joe College, R.I.P. --
The new university --
The new generation --
The international guerrilla war --
The ethos of the young --
The generation gap --
Student power --
The student left --
The demonstrations --
Personal meaning --
Heroes and hopes --
The prospects for politics. --
The anatomy of alienation --
Enter the new politics --
Jefferson vs. Hamilton --
Before 1968 --
The 1968 election --
The Republican response --
The Democratic response --
The future of the presidency --
The dilemma of presidential power.
Responsibility: [by] Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

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