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The irony of American history

The irony of American history

Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Publisher: Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
The ironic element in the American situation -- The innocent nation in an innocent world -- Happiness, prosperity and virtue -- The master of destiny -- The triumph of experience over dogma -- The international class struggle -- The American future -- The significance of irony.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reinhold Niebuhr
ISBN: 9780226583983 0226583988
OCLC Number: 699086651
Notes: "First published in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons."
Description: XXV, 174 Seiten
Responsibility: Reinhold Niebuhr ; with a new introduction by Andrew J. Bacevich.


Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, this title focuses on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality which is both an indictment of American moral  Read more...


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