Time No Longer

Time No Longer

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DIV Americans cherish their national myths, some of which predate the countrya€™s founding. But the time for illusions, nostalgia, and grand ambition abroad has gone by, Patrick Smith observes in this original book. Americans are now faced with a choice between a mythical idea of themselves, their nation, and their global a€œmission, a€ on the one hand, and on the other an idea of America that is rooted in historical consciousness. To cling to old myths will ensure Americaa€™s decline, Smith warns. He demonstrates with deep historical insight why a fundamentally new perspective and self-image are essential if the United States is to find its place in the twenty-first century. In four illuminating essays, Smith discusses Americaa€™s unusual (and dysfunctional) relation with history; the Spanish-American War and the roots of American imperial ambition; the Cold War years and the effects of fear and power on the American psyche; and the uneasy years from 9/11 to the present. Providing a new perspective on our nationa€™s current dilemmas, Smith also offers hope for change through an embrace of authentic history. /div... Mifflin, 1891), and Dorothy Ross, a€œHistorical Consciousness in Nineteenth Century America, a€ American Historical Review 89 (1984): 909a€”28. ... Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, A Project Gutenberg Australia ebook , no.

Title:Time No Longer
Author:Patrick Smith
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2013-05-21


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