DIV Americans cherish their national myths, some of which predate the countryas 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 amission, 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 Americaas 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 Americaas 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 nationas current dilemmas, Smith also offers hope for change through an embrace of authentic history. /div... Mifflin, 1891), and Dorothy Ross, aHistorical Consciousness in Nineteenth Century America, a American Historical Review 89 (1984): 909a28. ... Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, A Project Gutenberg Australia ebook , no.
|Title||:||Time No Longer|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2013-05-21|