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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Concurrently , an attempt must be made to utilize fully the possibilities of liberal democracy for the improvement of individual and social potential.150 Because of the consistency of human needs and weaknesses , the homogeneity of ...
175 Social democratic lip service to the ecological and postindustrial challenges of the 1970s proved to be much more complex . While the Left more or less disassociated itself from the alternative ideologies of a Green social ...
J. Franklin Jameson's lectures , collected in his book The American Revolution Considered as Social Movement ( 1926 ) , examined the interrelationships of the social classes , the institution of slavery , the system of landownership ...
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