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The Irony of American History Download ¶ 100 Summary À PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Reinhold Niebuhr About right and wrong war and peace “Niebuhr is one of my favorite philosophers I take away from his works the compelling idea that there’s serious evil in the world and hardship and pain And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things But we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction I take away the sense we have to make these efforts knowing they are hard” President Barack Obama  “The supreme American theologian of the twentieth century” Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Dry wordy and sometimes hard to follow There were nights reading this where I would finish several pages and have no recall of what I had just read I did e

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The Irony of American History Download ¶ 100 Summary À PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Reinhold Niebuhr Forged during the tumultuous but triumphant postwar years when America came of age as a world power The Irony of American History is relevant now than ever before Cited by politicians as diverse as Hillary Clinton and John McCain Niebuhr’s masterpiece on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue Impassioned elouent and deeply perceptive Niebuhr’s wisdom will cause readers to rethink their assumptions. Nothing in history is inevitable Reinhold Niebuhr Sometimes the irony in our historic situation is derived from the extravagant emphasis in our culture up

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The Irony of American History Download ¶ 100 Summary À PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Reinhold Niebuhr New York Times“Niebuhr is important for the left today precisely because he warned about America’s tendency including the left’s tendency to do bad things in the name of idealism His thought offers a much better understanding of where the Bush administration went wrong in Ira” Kevin Mattson The Good Society “Irony provides the master key to understanding the myths and delusions that underpin American statecraft The most important book ever written on USforeign policy” Andrew J Bacevich from the Introduction. I heard about this book on a local MPR radio program It was written in 1952 and recently republished largely because of praise from President Obama The int


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    Download The Irony of American History Reinhold Niebuhr ´ 0 Download PDF/EPUB The Irony of American History I agree wholeheartedly with the thesis here that US intervention abroad is based on an ironic sense of our own righteousness The irony is that it then leads us to use the same hegemonic means to achieve utopia that we are supposedly fighting However I don't think Americans are as naive about this as they once were If anything I think we have now gone past irony and are well into cynicism I still agree with the premise th

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    Reinhold Niebuhr ´ 0 Download Summary À PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Reinhold Niebuhr PDF/EPUB The Irony of American History I heard about this book on a local MPR radio program It was written in 1952 and recently republished largely because of praise from President Obama The introduction by BU International Studies professor Andrew Bacevich calls it the most important book ever written on US foreign policy I don't know about that but it certainly deepened my thinking At first glance it seems dated since large swaths of it are spent analyzi

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    Reinhold Niebuhr ´ 0 Download PDF/EPUB The Irony of American History Niebuhr outlines the great ironies of American history which are the persistent sin of American Exceptionalism the indecipherability of history the false allure of simple solutions and the failure to appreciate t

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  • Paperback
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  • The Irony of American History
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
  • English
  • 23 July 2019
  • 9780684718552