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George F. Kennan
     

George F. Kennan

by Walter L. Hixson
 

This brilliant and eloquent book by a distinguished scholar and critic examines the history, the limits, and the promise of the human mind and the knowledge of which it is capable. Professor Highet explores the meaning of our culture from the intellectual and moral monuments of the Greeks, Romans, and Judeo-Christians, and our contemporary thinkers. Out of this

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This brilliant and eloquent book by a distinguished scholar and critic examines the history, the limits, and the promise of the human mind and the knowledge of which it is capable. Professor Highet explores the meaning of our culture from the intellectual and moral monuments of the Greeks, Romans, and Judeo-Christians, and our contemporary thinkers. Out of this book comes a clear definition of knowledge and insights into the strength and limitations of the mind.

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Kennan embodied the contradictions of Cold War anti-communism and a distrust of democracy, particularly as expressed in American anti- communist hysteria. Kennan later moved toward a "realist" perspective, shedding ideology and addressing himself to the practical issues of detente and arms control. This intellectual biography will serve general readers as well as students and scholars. Excellent notes and bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780231068949
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1989
Series:
Contemporary American History Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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