The purpose of American politics.

Outgrowth of the Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History which the author gave at Johns Hopkins University in April, 1959.

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Main Author: Morgenthau, Hans J. 1904-1980.
Format: eBook
Published: New York, Knopf, 1960.
Edition:[1st ed.].
Series:Borzoi book.
Table of Contents:
  • I. The purpose of America : equality in freedom. The contemporary crisis ; The reality of the national purpose ; The American experience ; Equality in freedom ; The American Revolution ; The threefold purpose ; The denial
  • II. The first crisis (1890-1940) A. Impairment of mobility at home: Impairment of mobility ; The economic crisis of 1929 ; Alienation ; Conformity ; Utopianism, pessimism, and pragmatism ; Social reform ; The intervention of government ; The restoration of vertical mobility
  • B. Impairment of mobility abroad. Territorial expansion ; The American mission abroad ; The Wilsonian crusade ; The denial
  • III. The contemporary crisis abroad. A. Restoration (1947-1953). Fascism and the Second World War ; "The deadly hiatus" ; Restoration ; The Korean and Chinese dilemmas
  • B. The crisis of perplexity. McCarthyism ; Communism ; Atomic power ; Free-world order ; Foreign aid and liberation
  • IV. The contemporary crisis at home. A. The social crisis : hedonism of the status quo. The decline of the public realm ; A society of waste ; The decline of objective standards of excellence ; The symptoms of malaise ; The transformation of equality in freedom
  • B. The political crisis : the paradoxes of democratic government. The triumph of the majority ; Government by committee and by public opinion ; The paradox of the thwarted majority ; The new feudalism : the paradox of thwarted government
  • V. What is to be done? What is not to be done ; The new mobility and the new frontiers ; The global frontier as the condition for survival ; The restoration of democratic government and the defense of freedom
  • VI. Appendixes. The last years of our greatness? ; The great betrayal ; Epistle to the Columbians on the meaning of morality.