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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The third phase of progressivist discussion , which lasted from the beginning of the 1970s into the 1980s , took place against the background of a new wave of ideologization . The old leftist revolutionary euphoria over the change and ...
With the aid of neo - Jeffersonian ideals ( Woodrow Wilson ) and neoHamiltonian strategies ( Theodore Roosevelt ) , the Progressive movement created a true masterpiece of American consensus and progressivist politics by managing to ...
America , as a progressivist experiment and democratic example for all humankind , would have failed . It is understandable that Americans still honor Abraham Lincoln as one of their great national heroes , the savior and preserver of ...
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