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The lost soul of American politics

John Patrick Diggins

The lost soul of American politics

virtue, self-interest, and the foundations of liberalism

by John Patrick Diggins

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Liberalism -- United States -- History.,
  • Materialism -- United States -- History.,
  • Political science -- United States -- History.,
  • United States -- Politics and government.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Patrick Diggins.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJA84.U5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21456346M
    ISBN 100465042430

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Comments Jay Cost is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for Author: Jay Cost. The Lost Soul of American Politics is a provocative new interpretation of American political thought from the Founding Fathers to the Neo-Conservatives. Reassessing the motives and intentions of such great political The lost soul of American politics book as Madison, Thoreau, Lincoln, and Emerson, John P.

Diggins shows how these men struggled to create an alliance between Cited by: "The Lost Soul of the American Presidency provides a welcome and timely antidote to both the left's romance with the progressive presidency model and the right's newfound love affair with the 'unitary executive.' Arguing that the Framers' limited 'republican' presidency has morphed into a president as democratic tribune to the people, Knott /5(17).

It is much harder to think seriously about the Founding vision, how it applies to modern politics, and what it can teach us (in both its own failings and how we may fall short). Stephen Knott has managed this much more difficult task in his wonderful new book, The Lost Soul of the American : Jay Cost.

The Lost Soul of American Politics is a provocative new interpretation of American political thought from the Founding Fathers to the Neo-Conservatives. Reassessing the motives and intentions of such great political thinkers as Madison, Thoreau, Lincoln, and Emerson, John P.

Diggins shows how these men struggled to create an alliance between the politics of self. The Lost Soul of American Politics is a provocative new interpretation of American political thought from the Founding Fathers to the Neo-Conservatives. Reassessing the motives and intentions of such great political thinkers as Madison, Thoreau, Lincoln, and Emerson, John P.

Diggins shows how these men struggled to create an alliance between the politics of self /5. By and large, The Lost Soul of the American Presidency did for me what any good book does—it taught me something new and prompted me to think things through a bit for myself.

This week’s guest is Stephen F. Knott of the Naval War College, discussing his terrific new book, The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline.

“The Lost Soul of the American Presidency is a significant contribution to the field of presidency studies. Stephen F. Knott offers a reassessment of the office that challenges the tendency of many scholars in recent decades who focus more on ‘presidential greatness’ than the core constitutional principles the Framers envisioned for the.

The Soul of America: The Battle For Our Better Angels is a beautiful book written to give one hope in these troubled times by veteran historian Jon Meacham. Basically, it recounts the struggles that this country has had from its beginnings and how many American presidents have risen to the occasion, as well as this country's influential /5.

The lost soul of the American presidency Miller Center discusses his timely new book in which he contends that the American presidency is neither what it once was nor what it was meant to be. In this latest book, Stephen F. Knott continues his extensive research of the American presidency, from the Founders’ concept of the office to the current office holder.

In The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal (University of Kansas Press, ), Knott guides the reader through more than years of.

The Lost Soul of the American Presidency shows how Thomas Jefferson’s “Revolution of ” remade the presidency, paving the way for Andrew Jackson to elevate “majority rule” into an unofficial constitutional principle—and contributing to the disenfranchisement, and worse, of African Americans and Native Americans.

In Woodrow Brand: University Press of Kansas. Coming out with both fists flying, UCal-Irvine historian Diggins (Up from Communism?) takes on a score of his revisionist colleagues to argue that Lockean principles of self-interest, coupled with Calvinist ideas about the benefits of work, have framed American political ideas.

The lost soul of American politics by John Patrick Diggins; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: History, Liberalism, Materialism, Political science, Politics and.

Get this from a library. The lost soul of the American presidency: the decline into demagoguery and the prospects for renewal. [Stephen F Knott] -- "The American presidency is not what it once was.

Elections have become a popularity contest and the president has become the ostensible mouthpiece of the American people. Stephen F. Knott contends. About The Soul of America #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science. The lost soul of the American presidency: the decline into demagoguery and the prospects for renewal / Stephen F.

Knott. Author/Creator: Knott, Stephen F. author. Publication: Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, [] Format/Description: Book xvii, pages ; 24 cm Subjects: Presidents -- United States -- History. It will be difficult to recover the lost soul of the American presidency, but we can take solace from the fact that the past offers an alternative to the debased presidency of the present.

Learn more about The Lost Soul of the American Presidency at the University Press of Kansas : Marshal Zeringue. Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Franklin and Winston, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, and The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, he is a Brand: Random House Publishing Group.Historian Stephen Knott discusses his forthcoming book The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for .The lost soul of American politics: virtue, self-interest, and the foundations of liberalism.

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