(PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr

Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr

Read The Irony of American History ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr characters The Irony of American History 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. Why read a philosophy of history book by a mid 20th century theologian who died almost 50 years ago where communism is the primary intellectual foil And while you could say he is part of the now disappearing breed of liberal theologians he is definitely a full on Christian So he can be discounted by the army of conservative Christians as well as their atheistic counterpartsIn any case the fundamental irony for America is that we as a nation think our idealistic virtue has brought our country to great prosperity when it is not idealism but pragmatism and dumb luck that did the trick And it is his relentless reflection that individuals and nations both see the faults in others but not ourselves that motivates his message Our claim that with American optimism a

characters The Irony of American HistoryThe Irony of American History

Read The Irony of American History ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr characters The Irony of American History 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 upon the value and dignity of the individual and upon individual liberty as the final value of life Reinhold NiebuhrI read this on a plane ride from Malta back home to AZ It was probably the only positive aspect of travel Normally I wouldn t consider a book of philosophy to be a travel bookbeach read but Niebuhr s prose was so clean and his ideas expressed so well that I could have read it anywhere and not been distracted It is also a small enough book that it is easy to read in one long session broken up three times with pretzels diet Coke and a warm towel I m also fairly fanatical about NOT inking up my boo

Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr

Read The Irony of American History ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr characters The Irony of American History 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 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 analyzing and distinguishing between American bourgeois culture and Soviet communism refuting the latter as a great misunderstanding of history and thus a great evil but also condemning the first for its naive and prideful overreach also resulting in evil He condemns all forms of materialism with their romantic belief in the perfectibility of man and r


10 thoughts on “(PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr

  1. says: (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr

    characters The Irony of American History (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr Nothing in history is inevitable Reinhold Niebuhr Sometimes the irony in our historic situation is derived from the extravagant emphasis in our culture upon the value and dignity of the individual and upon individual liberty as the final value of life Reinhold NiebuhrI read this on a plane ride from Malta back home to AZ It was probably the o

  2. says: (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr

    (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read I already had on file a uote from Reinhold Niebuhr when I came across The Irony of American History University of Chicago Press 1700 in a spring catalog so my interest was already piued Sagely seizing on that interest my venerable sales rep Henry J Hubert sent me a copy to review I'm glad I chose to order it before I reviewed it because I can add it to our staff picks shelf immediatelyThis is a timely reissue of a boo

  3. says: (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read

    characters The Irony of American History (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read 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 anyth

  4. says: (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr

    (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read characters The Irony of American History 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 end up highlighting multiple passages though and the final sentences in the book do seem very appropiate in the current day as the author talks about our duty in preserving our civilization For if we should perish the ruthlessness of the foe would be only t

  5. says: Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr characters The Irony of American History

    (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr Why read a philosophy of history book by a mid 20th century theologian who died almost 50 years ago where communism is the primary intellectual foil? And while you could say he is part of the now disappearing breed of liberal theologians he is definitely a full on Christian So he can be discounted by the army of conservati

  6. says: (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read

    Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr characters The Irony of American History Our moral perils are not those of conscious malice or the explicit lust for power They are the perils which can be understood only if we realize the ironic tendency of virtues to turn into vices when too complacently relied upon; and of power to become vexatious if the wisdom which directs it is trusted too confidently The ironic element in A

  7. says: (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read

    (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr 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 analyzin

  8. says: Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr

    Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr characters 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 the limits of power I stole that summary from the intro Although most of the book is a diatribe against Communism Niebuhr does not

  9. says: Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr

    Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr In Niebuhr’s iconic book we see many of the same themes that are present in other works on US foreign policy the seeming providential nature of US power; by contrast the seeming accidental nature of US power; the corrupting influence of power; the special role material abundance played in the formulation of US culture; and the follies of a young nation coming to terms with its new responsibilities What makes Niebuhr’s book sta

  10. says: (PDF READ) [The Irony of American History] ☆ Reinhold Niebuhr Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read characters The Irony of American History

    characters The Irony of American History Reinhold Niebuhr ✓ 0 Read Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Reinhold Niebuhr This Nation Under GodReinhold Niebuhr had initially titled this book published in 1952 This Nation Under God The publisher wanted the title changed because a United States Senator Elbert Thomas had published a book in 1950 with Niebuhr's propos

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Paperback
  • 174
  • The Irony of American History
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
  • English
  • 08 February 2018
  • 9780684718552