The Lost Soul of American Politics: Virtue, Self-Interest, and the Foundations of Liberalism

The Lost Soul of American Politics: Virtue, Self-Interest, and the Foundations of Liberalism

by John Patrick Diggins
     
 

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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

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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-interest and a religious sense of moral responsibility--a tension that still troubles us today.

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ISBN-13:
9780465042432
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/28/1984
Pages:
409
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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