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The Resource The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy : how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest, Walter A. McDougall

The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy : how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest, Walter A. McDougall

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The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy : how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest
Title
The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy
Title remainder
how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest
Statement of responsibility
Walter A. McDougall
Title variation
Tragedy of United States foreign policy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Walter A. McDougall argues powerfully that a pervasive but radically changing faith that "God is on our side" has inspired U.S. foreign policy ever since 1776. The first comprehensive study of the role played by civil religion in U.S. foreign relations over the entire course of the country’s history, McDougall's book explores the deeply infused religious rhetoric that has sustained and driven an otherwise secular republic through peace, war, and global interventions for more than two hundred years. From the Founding Fathers and the crusade for independence to the Monroe Doctrine, through World Wars I and II and the decades-long Cold War campaign against "godless Communism," this coruscating polemic reveals the unacknowledged but freely exercised dogmas of civil religion that bind together a "God blessed" America, sustaining the nation in its pursuit of an ever elusive global destiny
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E183.7
  • E183.7
LC item number
  • .M47153 2016
  • .M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy : how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest, Walter A. McDougall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 9/11 in Parallax Vision : -- 1. Why the Bush blunders? -- 2. Why the imperial overstretch? -- 3. Why the American heresies? -- Washington's World : the Civil Church Expectant : -- 4. A divine-right republic in the family of nations -- 5. Washington's farewell address -- 6. Thomas Jefferson and the utopian temptation -- 7. John Quincy Adams and the problem of neighborhood -- 8. Manifest destiny -- 9. European revolutions and American civil war -- 10. The gilded age : last years of orthodoxy -- Wilson's World : the Civil Church Militant : -- 11. ¡Cuba libre! -- 12. The progressive social gospel -- 13. Benevolent assimilation -- 14. Twentieth-century trends -- 15. Wilson's war -- 16. Wilson's peace -- Roosevelt's World : the Civil Church Agonistes : -- 17. Modern explosions -- 18. The progressive Republican denouement -- 19. Roosevelt the isolationist -- 20. Roosevelt the interventionist -- 21. World War II : the great masquerade -- 22. Roosevelt the failed high priest -- Kennedy's World : the Civil Church Triumphant -- 23. The cradles of cold war theology -- 24. High priestly prayers -- 25. Impossible dreams -- 26. Age of Aquarius -- 27. A purgatory in time -- 28. The power of words -- Obama's world? : the Global Civil Religion Aborts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 408 pages
Isbn
9780300211450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946481852
Label
The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy : how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest, Walter A. McDougall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 9/11 in Parallax Vision : -- 1. Why the Bush blunders? -- 2. Why the imperial overstretch? -- 3. Why the American heresies? -- Washington's World : the Civil Church Expectant : -- 4. A divine-right republic in the family of nations -- 5. Washington's farewell address -- 6. Thomas Jefferson and the utopian temptation -- 7. John Quincy Adams and the problem of neighborhood -- 8. Manifest destiny -- 9. European revolutions and American civil war -- 10. The gilded age : last years of orthodoxy -- Wilson's World : the Civil Church Militant : -- 11. ¡Cuba libre! -- 12. The progressive social gospel -- 13. Benevolent assimilation -- 14. Twentieth-century trends -- 15. Wilson's war -- 16. Wilson's peace -- Roosevelt's World : the Civil Church Agonistes : -- 17. Modern explosions -- 18. The progressive Republican denouement -- 19. Roosevelt the isolationist -- 20. Roosevelt the interventionist -- 21. World War II : the great masquerade -- 22. Roosevelt the failed high priest -- Kennedy's World : the Civil Church Triumphant -- 23. The cradles of cold war theology -- 24. High priestly prayers -- 25. Impossible dreams -- 26. Age of Aquarius -- 27. A purgatory in time -- 28. The power of words -- Obama's world? : the Global Civil Religion Aborts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 408 pages
Isbn
9780300211450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946481852

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