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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Yale University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0300070535
Book Description Yale University Press, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0300070535
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. NEW Book in Mint Condition -- Great DEAL !! Fast Shipping -- Friendly Customer Service -- Buy with Confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # RP0300070535BN
Book Description Yale University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0300070535
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803000705381.0
Book Description Yale Univ Pr, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New. Bookseller Inventory # F91151
Book Description Yale University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110300070535