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Noble cause corruption, the banality of evil, and the threat to American democracy, 1950-2008

Author: John DiJoseph
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the mindset of American government officials who decided that necessity required that American democracy should be defended by actions and policies contrary to traditional ideals  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John DiJoseph
ISBN: 9780761850199 0761850198
OCLC Number: 466358875
Description: 9, 188 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Realism, idealism and noble cause corruption --
Historical background of noble cause corruption : the American tradition vs. the European tradition --
Analysis of American cause corruption --
Thinking critically : the corrupters' mindset --
Ideology and the banality of evil and noble cause corruption --
Noble cause corruption and "following orders" --
American noble cause corruption : the insights of Reinhold Niebuhr and Friedrich Meinecke --
The footprints of American noble cause corrupters --
The corrupters' justification : John Le Carré, Richard Sorge and cognitive dissonances --
Noble cause corrupters are an internal threat to American democracy --
Controlling the corrupters --
Curbing the corrupters : leadership and final word.
Responsibility: John DiJoseph.

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