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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... and as the moral and legal conscience of the nation , has over the course of the past two hundred years ( with a few exceptions in the nineteenth century ) proved itself a guarantor of institutional continuity and social change .
Later , in the nineteenth century , “ revolution - shy German liberals " considered the American Revolution , against the background of the negatively regarded French counterpart , as an ideal revolution , whose moderation , continuity ...
Loss , R. Alexander Hamilton and the Modern Presidency : Continuity or Discontinuity ? Presidential Studies Quarterly 12 , no . 1 ( Winter 1982 ) . Löwenthal , R. Reflections on the “ Greens , ” Roots , Character , and Prospects .
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