The Cycles of American History

The Cycles of American History Arthur M Schlesinger Jr first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History In this updated edition the prominent political his

  • Title: The Cycles of American History
  • Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780395957936
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History In this updated edition, the prominent political historian continues to reflect on the recurring struggle between pragmatism and idealism in the American soul Time Faced with a new century, a new millennium, and socialArthur M Schlesinger, Jr first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History In this updated edition, the prominent political historian continues to reflect on the recurring struggle between pragmatism and idealism in the American soul Time Faced with a new century, a new millennium, and social and technological revolutions, Schlesinger confronts the possibility of a revolution in American political cycles.

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    1. This is the first book where I encountered the idea of cycles in history. also that a person's political orientation is most likely to correspond that the prevailing zeitgeist at the time of their adolescent 'awakening'.

    2. Smart smart smart. That's what I kept thinking. I particularly liked his essay on affirmative government. But I think I'll let him speak for himself (or let the others who he let speak for him speak for him!):“'America is continuously struggling for its soul.'” Gunnar Myrdal, 21“I inherit an alternate interpretation of this cyclical phenomenon from my father, who defined the swing as between conservatism and liberalism, between periods of concern for the rights of the few and periods of co [...]

    3. One year and three days - a nice long stretch to have a book as a companion. I jumped in and out of this book of essays, appreciating Schlesinger's examination of historical topics and recognizing the essays as historical documents themselves from the middle of the Reagan presidency. The final major essay dealt with the cycle of presidential reputations, noting the ebb and flow of appreciation for Presidents Hoover, Eisenhower and Kennedy. It would not have hurt to skip "Leadership and Democracy [...]

    4. A very convincing argument for the inherent stability of the American political system--which has aided in the relative social stability of this nation. The book argues that the founders knew what they were doing when they designed this system so that no political faction of the American political landscape could easily dominate others. A convincing antidote to the social and political cynicism that abounds in America today (including in my own mind sometimes)! Still I can't help wonder what Sch [...]

    5. A well done collection of essays, some are better than others. Arthur is an old fashioned liberal. More radical folks might not care for his easy dismissal of the open door thesis, but the papers generally seem well informed and argued.

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