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The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic (Hardback)
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The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic (Hardback)

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Hardback 228 Pages / Published: 29/04/2013
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By identifying and illustrating aspects of American culture that are out of sync with the modest republicanism that gave rise to the United States in the late eighteenth century, the contributors to this volume expose the vulgarity and excess of American culture.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230340770
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm


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"The theme of the United States as a Republic turned Empire is depressingly familiar these days, but those who cheer or damn the imperial turn focus almost exclusively on war and diplomacy. Largely missing from the debate has been analysis of how the needs of empire can corrupt domestic institutions and culture. The authors in this provocative anthology succeed in filling that gap by asking not only what the United States became, but what Americans lost when their Constitutional, federal, more or less pious, and modest republic ceased to exist." - Walter A. McDougall, Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, USA

"Citing eminent authorities ranging from Russell Kirk to Bruce Springsteen, this cogent collection of essays offers a bracing rebuttal to the militarists and imperialists seemingly intent on driving America into the abyss." - Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War

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