History and Progress: In Search of the European and American Mind
Praeger, 1989 - 442 páginas
The idea of progress forms the core History and Progress. Mathiopoulos shows that faith in progress and the desire for a better world have been the major stimuli for historical change in the modern world. She describes how Europe gave birth to this idea and throughout history became largely disenchanted with it. In contrast, the United States inherited this concept and has utilized it for over 200 years to maintain its sense of identity and self-awareness. History and Progress explains not only how the idea of progress inspired the founding of America, but how the concept provides momentum for the historical development of the nation to the present. In short, the 'American Dream' preserved the progressive optimism projected by the Enlightenment in the United States, even when it had since disappeared from European historical thought.
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Second , in their efforts to come to terms with the past , the Europeans focused primarily on the war in order to relieve themselves of as much guilt as possible . To cope with the historical baggage of the Second World The Crisis of ...
To cope with the historical baggage of the Second World War , they simply relegated it to the Germans . Undeniably , it was Hitler who plunged Europe into chaos and committed irreparable crimes against the Jewish people .
This economic emergency , and later the Second World War , made possible an enormous increase of presidential power and with it the tendency toward an almost ( for American standards ) social - democratic planned economy , manifested in ...
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