Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

American Political Ideas Michael Foley

American Political Ideas By Michael Foley

American Political Ideas by Michael Foley


$15.49
Condition - Very Good
Only 1 left

Summary

A critique of the lack in American thinking of theoretical self-definition and ideological consciousness which has become one of its central characteristics, a phenomenon particularly evident in the 1950s. The book ranges through the concepts of liberty, nationalism and constitutionalism.

American Political Ideas Summary

American Political Ideas: Tradition and Usages by Michael Foley

This is a critique of the lack in American thinking of theoretical self- definition and ideological consciousness which has become one of its central characteristics, a phenomenon particularly evident in the 1950s. The book ranges through the concepts of liberty, individualism, capitalism, democracy, pluralism, liberalism, conservatism, equality, nationalism and constitutionalism. At no point was the American belief in its freedom from dogmatic ideology stronger or more revealingly expressed than in the 1950s. It was during this era that American scholars declared "the end of ideology" and the post-war social consensus in the country seemed final proof that America was the model of a successful society because it had surmounted the need for ideologies, with the only remaining disputes being those which could be negotiated by means of a series of technical adjustments. To some extent, the Cold War reinforced the solidarity of this anti-ideological consensus. The book concludes with an exposition of constitutionalism as the vehicle of America's political values.

Table of Contents

Liberty as America's first principle; individualism and the American ethos of classlessness; capitalism and America's propertied freedoms; democracy and the spectre of mass government; pluralism and the American conception of market politics; liberalism and the appeal for reasonable reform; conservatism and the prize of American experience; equality as America's guarded ideal; nationalism and America's worldly thoughts; constitutionalism as the medium of America's political values.

Additional information

GOR002194903
9780719032943
0719032946
American Political Ideas: Tradition and Usages by Michael Foley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1991-05-30
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - American Political Ideas