Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetites in American Politics

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Since the end of World War II, runaway fears of Soviet imperialism, global terrorism, and anarchy have tended to drive American foreign policy toward an imperial agenda. At the same time, uncurbed appetites have wasted the environment and driven the country's market economy into the ditch. How can we best sustain our identity as a people and resist the distortions of our current anxieties and appetites? Ethicist William F. May draws on America's religious and political history and examines two concepts at play in the ...

Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetites in American Politics 2011, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781589017658

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