Our Enemies and US: America's Rivalries and the Making of Political Science

Our Enemies and US: America's Rivalries and the Making of Political Science

by Ido Oren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801435668

ISBN-13: 9780801435669

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Ido Oren challenges American political science's definition of itself as an objective science. The material Oren unearthed in his research into the discipline's ideological nature may discomfit many: Woodrow Wilson's admiration of Prussia's efficient bureaucracy; the favorable review of Mein Kampf published in the American Political Science Review; the involvement of…  See more details below

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Ido Oren challenges American political science's definition of itself as an objective science. The material Oren unearthed in his research into the discipline's ideological nature may discomfit many: Woodrow Wilson's admiration of Prussia's efficient bureaucracy; the favorable review of Mein Kampf published in the American Political Science Review; the involvement of political scientists in village pacification and interrogation of Viet Cong prisoners during the Vietnam War. Oren reveals the fervently pro-German views of the founder of the discipline, John W. Burgess, who stated that the Teutonic race was politically superior to all others, and he presents evidence of a long-term, intimate relationship between the discipline and the national security agencies of the U.S. government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801435669
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: American Political Science as Ideology1
Ch. 1Imperial Germany23
Ch. 2Nazi Germany47
Ch. 3Stalin's Soviet Union91
Ch. 4Cold War Politics126
Conclusion: Toward a Reflexive Political Science172
Notes183
Index227

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