Download Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online full books anytime and anywhere. Click GET BOOK button and get unlimited access by create free account.

The Genius of American Politics by Daniel J. Boorstin

Title The Genius of American Politics
Author Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 1953
Category Political Science
Total Pages 199
ISBN 0226064913
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

How much of our political tradition can be absorbed and used by other peoples? Daniel Boorstin's answer to this question has been chosen by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for representation in American Panorama as one of the 350 books, old and new, most descriptive of life in the United States. He describes the uniqueness of American thought and explains, after a close look at the American past, why we have not produced and are not likely to produce grand political theories or successful propaganda. He also suggests what our attitudes must be toward ourselves and other countries if we are to preserve our institutions and help others to improve theirs. ". . . a fresh and, on the whole, valid interpretation of American political life."—Reinhold Niebuhr, New Leader

The Genius of American Politics by Daniel J. Boorstin

Title The Genius of American Politics
Author Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher
Release 1973
Category
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The Genius of American Politics by Daniel Joseph Boorstin

Title The Genius of American Politics
Author Daniel Joseph Boorstin
Publisher
Release 1953
Category Political science
Total Pages 199
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The Genius of American Politics by Daniel Joseph Boorstin

Title The Genius of American Politics
Author Daniel Joseph Boorstin
Publisher
Release 1958
Category Political science
Total Pages 199
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The Genius of America by Eric Lane

Title The Genius of America
Author Eric Lane
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release 2007-09-18
Category History
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1596911999
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Traces the history of the Constitution and how it came into being, exploring how it has weathered past crises, how it effectively helps us govern our nation, and the current threats to the constitutional process.

American Politics by Samuel P. Huntington

Title American Politics
Author Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 1981
Category History
Total Pages 303
ISBN 9780674030213
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A study of the gap between the promise and practice of American democracy examines the historical national unity derived from the democratic ideal and the frustration of that ideal by political institutions and hierarchies

Title The Paranoid Style in American Politics
Author Richard Hofstadter
Publisher Vintage
Release 2012-01-04
Category Political Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0307809684
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs.In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — the larger agendas of a political party. He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as “Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey” and “What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?, ” The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States.

Title A Preface to American Political Theory
Author Donald S. Lutz
Publisher
Release 1992
Category Political Science
Total Pages 188
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Donald Lutz begins A Preface to American Political Theory by explaining what the book doesn't do. It doesn't begin with a panegyric to the American founding. It doesn't answer the following questions: "What are the basic principles in the U.S. Constitution? What were the intentions of the founders with respect to (fill in your own topic)? What is the meaning of pluralism, or separation of powers, or democracy, or (fill in your own concept)?" In short, it doesn't provide an overview of the content, development, or major conclusions of American political theory. What it does do is provide "a pre-theoretical analysis of how to go about studying questions like the ones above-how to conceptualize the project, how to proceed in looking for answers, how to avoid the logical traps peculiar to the study of American political theory." Lutz sets out to emancipate American political theorists from empiricism and inappropriate European theories and methadologies. The end result is to establish the foundation for the systematic study of American behavior, institutions, and ideas; to provide a general introduction to the study of American political theory; and to illustrate how textual analysis, history, empirical research, and analytic philosophy are all part of the enterprise. Designed for students and scholars in all disciplines, including political science, history, and legal studies, A Preface to American Political Theory doesn't provide answers to central continuing issues in American political theory. Rather, it provides an effective, sophisticated entree into the study of American political theory. Readers will be armed with the intellectual tools to engage in systematic study and makes them aware of the pitfalls they will inevitably encounter.

Troubling Minds by Gustavus Stadler

Title Troubling Minds
Author Gustavus Stadler
Publisher
Release 2006
Category Social Science
Total Pages 217
ISBN 9780816642250
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The nature of genius has long been a subject of fascination and critique. Over the course of the mid- to late-nineteenth century, the representative capacities of the idea of genius in the United States shifted toward an increasingly detailed, psychologized, and sexualized notion of the individual—the genius as pathological subject. In Troubling Minds, Gustavus Stadler takes a broader view, locating in the concept of genius the predecessor to the modern idea of culture. In this book Stadler illuminates genius by examining its changing meanings in American discourses. For example, he unpacks the label of genius by viewing its volatility in relation to the political contingencies of the era, as U.S. society struggled with slavery, civil war, postwar reconciliation, and expansion. Stadler also reveals instances during this period of American history in which writers’ uses of the word reflected changes in, as well as resistances to, the dominant understanding of the relationship between culture and politics. Engaging with writers and public figures including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Frederick Douglass, Jenny Lind, William Wells Brown, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry James, Troubling Minds demonstrates how racial, sexual, and class politics of the day influenced the perception of genius. Many critics today treat genius skeptically (if not with outright hostility) because they believe that it operates outside of history. Troubling Minds situates genius into a historical context, placing it firmly in a national intellectual discourse that was grappling not only with grave political crises but also with vast transformations in the ways in which literature was produced, distributed, and consumed. Stadler revitalizes the idea of genius and reintroduces it to our lingua franca. Gustavus Stadler is associate professor of English at Haverford College.

Nuclear Politics in America by Robert J. Duffy

Title Nuclear Politics in America
Author Robert J. Duffy
Publisher
Release 1997
Category Political Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

"Duffy's work traces nuclear politics from the creation of a powerful subgovernment through the public lobby reforms of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the deregulatory backlash of the Reagan years. He demonstrates that while policies did change in the 1970s, they did not change as much as other accounts have suggested, and that the industry continued to receive considerable federal support. The book is particularly significant for extending the discussion of nuclear policy through the Bush and Clinton years, including the controversy over waste disposal, new licensing procedures enacted in the 1992 Amendments to the Atomic Energy Act, and the effects of deregulation of electric utilities." -- Amazon.com viewed August 24, 2020.