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The Resource Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser

Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser

Label
Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought
Title
Reconstructing America
Title remainder
the symbol of America in modern thought
Statement of responsibility
James W. Ceaser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With wit and passion, Ceaser traces the origins of the negative images of America, beginning with French scientists in the middle of the eighteenth century who viewed the country as a land of racial and physical degeneracy, and continuing with German thinkers from Hegel to Nietzsche, Spengler, and Heidegger, who viewed America as culturally inferior and a technological wasteland. Ceaser puts these critics of America in a dialogue with the country's defenders - among them Alexander Hamilton, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Leo Strauss. By revealing the sources of the hostility to America, Ceaser undermines the position of its present attackers. He contends that only if we reassert political science rather than cultural and literary criticism as the proper intellectual discipline for directing politics will we free the real America from the symbolic America and vindicate its name
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ceaser, James W
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.C38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Americanization
  • France
  • Germany
  • Américains
  • Américanisation
  • France
  • Allemagne
  • États-Unis
  • Amerikanisatie
  • Nationale kenmerken
  • Publieke opinie
  • Cultuurkritiek
  • Kultur
  • Amerikanisierung
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Amerikabild
  • Deutschland
  • USA
  • Europa
  • Frankreich
Label
Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36112182
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780300070538
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96052890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36112182
Label
Reconstructing America : the symbol of America in modern thought, James W. Ceaser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36112182
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780300070538
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96052890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36112182

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