New Republic A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century
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In A New Republic, one of America’s most respected historians offers a major statement on the nature of our political system and a critical look at the underpinnings of our society. American democracy, says John Lukacs, has been transformed from an exercise in individual freedom and opportunity to a bureaucratic system created by and for the dominance of special groups. His book, first published in 1984 as Outgrowing Democracy, is now reissued with a new introduction, in which Lukacs explains his methodology, and a new final chapter, which sums up Lukacs’s thoughts on American democracy today. Reviews of the earlier edition “A rich, subtle, and often ingenious argument . . . an eloquent, provocative, but disturbing book.”—Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., Washington Post Book World “Mr. Lukacs is an original and subtle historian, and [this book] is an engaging intellectual surprise party. . . . I was continuously enchanted by the play of his ideas—by the sharpness of his distinctions and the acuteness of his descriptions.”—Naomi Bliven, New Yorker “It has been a long time since Americans were offered such a provocative interpretation of their historical predicament. . . . We would be foolish not to examine it closely.”—Laurence Tool, Society
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
John Lukacs is the author of more than twenty books on history.
|The second century|
|The automobile century : the material development of American life|
|The leap across the sea : the development of an American nation|
|The bourgeois interlude : the half-century when American civilization was urban and urbane|
|The two empires : the passing of the Anglo-American age in the history of the world|
|The elective monarchy : the degeneration of popular democracy to a publicity contest|
|Mutations of minds and morals : the transformations of American thinking|
|Inheritances and prospects : the passage from a democratic order to a bureaucratic state|
|The third century : dictatress of the world|