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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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Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize&#x;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&#x;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
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BTCTA
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1946-
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McDougall, Walter A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Civil religion
Label
The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy : how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest, Walter A. McDougall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-382) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 408 pages
Isbn
9780300211450
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:
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-382) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 408 pages
Isbn
9780300211450
Isbn Type
:
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946481852

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