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The Resource The inner planets : new light on the rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, Mars, and the asteroids, Clark R. Chapman

The inner planets : new light on the rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, Mars, and the asteroids, Clark R. Chapman

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The inner planets : new light on the rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, Mars, and the asteroids
Title
The inner planets
Title remainder
new light on the rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, Mars, and the asteroids
Statement of responsibility
Clark R. Chapman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this critique of America's role in the world, Lieven argues that America's unique brand of nationalism, based on an almost religious belief in the universal value of our political system, imperils both our global leadership and our success in the war against terrorism." "America Right or Wrong directs a spotlight on the American political soul and on the curious mixture of chauvinism and idealism that drives America's actions around the globe."--BOOK JACKET
  • "America keeps a fine house," Anatol Lieven writes, "but in its cellar there lives a demon, whose name is nationalism." In this controversial critique of America's role in the world, Lieven contends that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 has been shaped by the special character of our national identity, which embraces two contradictory features. One, "The American Creed," is a civic nationalism which espouses liberty, democracy, and the rule of law. It is our greatest legacy to the world. But our almost religious belief in the "Creed" creates a tendency toward a dangerously "messianic" element in American nationalism, the desire to extend American values and American democracy to the whole world, irrespective of the needs and desires of others. The other feature, populist (or what is sometimes called "Jacksonian") nationalism, has its roots in an aggrieved, embittered, and defensive White America, centered largely in the American South. Where the "Creed" is optimistic and triumphalist, Jacksonian nationalism is fed by a profound pessimism and a sense of personal, social, religious, and sectional defeat. Lieven examines how these two antithetical impulses have played out in recent US policy, especially in the Middle East and in the nature of U.S. support for Israel. He suggests that in this region, the uneasy combination of policies based on two contradictory traditions have gravely undermined U.S. credibility and complicated the war against terrorism. It has never been more vital that Americans understand our national character. This hard-hitting critique directs a spotlight on the American political soul and on the curious mixture of chauvinism and idealism that has driven the Bush administration
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Chapman, Clark R
Dewey number
559.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB611
LC item number
.C44
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inner planets
  • Mercury (Planet)
  • Venus (Planet)
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Mars (Planet)
Label
The inner planets : new light on the rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, Mars, and the asteroids, Clark R. Chapman
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Publication
Note
  • Rev. ed. published as: Planets of rock and ice. 1982
  • Includes 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
An exceptional nationalism? -- Thesis : splendor and tragedy of the American creed -- Antithesis part I : the embittered heartland -- Antithesis part II : fundamentalists and great fears -- The legacy of the Cold War -- American nationalism, Israel, and the Middle East
Control code
ocm02967897
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780684148984
Lccn
76058914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)02967897
Label
The inner planets : new light on the rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, Mars, and the asteroids, Clark R. Chapman
Link
Publication
Note
  • Rev. ed. published as: Planets of rock and ice. 1982
  • Includes 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
An exceptional nationalism? -- Thesis : splendor and tragedy of the American creed -- Antithesis part I : the embittered heartland -- Antithesis part II : fundamentalists and great fears -- The legacy of the Cold War -- American nationalism, Israel, and the Middle East
Control code
ocm02967897
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780684148984
Lccn
76058914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)02967897

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