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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175 Social democratic lip service to the ecological and postindustrial challenges of the 1970s proved to be much more ... German Social Democrat Erhard Eppler on the value conservatism ” illustrate democratic socialism's progressivist ...
interpretation of the United States culminated in Tocqueville's Democracy in America . ... Tocqueville had pointed to the idea of progress as the dominant sociopolitical and democratic component of the American system .
With Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency and its breakthrough to a centralist and actively interventionist federal government , it would henceforth be the Democrats who revived the Hamiltonian principle of a strong state for the ...
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